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Statement by the office of the Defensor del Pueblo in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris


The Office of the Defensor del Pueblo expresses all-out support for and solidarity with the Government of France over the great tragedy as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris. As a defender of Rights, the foremost and supreme right that we proclaim and defend is the right to life. We declare our deep […]

The Spanish Defensor del Pueblo visits Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan


A first-hand account by the Defensora del Pueblo, Soledad Becerril, who visited Zaatari refugee camp with the ambassador of Spain in Jordan and Carmen Comas-Mata (Office of the Ombudsman): “Ninety kilometres from Amman, there are 79,000 people from Syria living in Zaatari, the camp put up for refugees. Jordan has been generous with the people […]

A new study will look into the care received by children with acquired brain injury


The Defensor del Pueblo announced that it is preparing a case study on the quality of the care that young people under the age of 16 with acquired brain injury receive from the health and education authorities. The Institution wishes to know what specialised primary care, early rehabilitation and educational support and social inclusion measures minors with […]

The Defensor del Pueblo welcomes the fact that the UN Security Council has given the victims of terrorism a voice


The Defensor del Pueblo welcomes the joint initiative by Spain and the United States of America that has enabled the victims of terrorism to appear before the United Nations Security Council. On 21 October 2015, the president of the Fundación de Víctimas del Terrorismo, Mari Mar Blanco, and victims of terrorism Jana Gallardo, Tomás Fraga, […]

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