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Satisfaction over the Supreme Court ruling restricting parental visitation by gender violence offenders


The Defensor del Pueblo has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling restricting parental visitation by gender violence offenders. In November 2014, the institution recommended that an effort be made to abolish visits and communications with their children to gender violence offenders, in order to avoid risks. In its opinion, the best interests of the under-age child and his/her right to be listened […]

The Office of the Ombudsman of Turkey visits the Spanish Defensor in the framework of a EU cooperation project


The Defensor del Pueblo received a visit from a delegation from the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkey, which visited Spain as part of a two-year Spanish-French “twinning” project funded by the European Union with a budget of over €1.5 million. Led by the Offices of the Ombudsman of Spain and France, the Defensor del Pueblo and […]

Partial renewal of the NPM Advisory Council


The Defensor del Pueblo has partially renewed the Advisory Council for the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment (Mecanismo Nacional de Prevención de la Tortura) (NPM). A professor of administrative law, Lorenzo Martín-Retortillo; a judge and member of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of […]

International Day of persons with disabilities


On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Defensor del Pueblo issued a reminder of the need to keep striving for the rights and demands of these people, to guarantee that they are fully included in society. Over the last few decades, considerable advances have been made in gaining insight into and understanding the […]

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