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Injury reports on people deprived of their liberty


The medical examination of persons deprived of their liberty who have injuries is a crucial preventive tool. Given the importance of this matter, the Ombudsman decided that a study should be made to to analyse the state of injury reports in the Spanish health and legal systems

The Defensor del Pueblo made 537 recommendations and suggestions in the first half of 2015


The Institution presented before the Mixed Committee for Relations with the Office of the Ombudsman (Defensor del Pueblo) a report on operations in the first five months of the year; the National Prevent Mechanism (NMP) annual report and two case studies. It also presented the new website of the Defensor del Pueblo, which aims to […]

Cáritas Spain receives the “Institution of the Ombudsman” award in recognition of its work


The Defensora del Pueblo, Soledad Becerril, presented the first “Institution of the Ombudsman Award” to the catholic social action organization, Cáritas, in recognition for its work all over the country. The awarding ceremony was held in Congress with the President of the institution, Jesús Posada, in attendance. In her speech, the Defensora praised the organization for […]

The Ombudsman and the First Deputy visited the Asylum Office and the CETI in Melilla


The Ombudsman, Soledad Becerril, and the First Assistant Ombudsman, Francisco Fernández Marugán, visited the new Asylum Office located at the border of Beni Enzar (Melilla) where they highlighted the importance of ensuring the early identification of people in need of international protection to guarantee the protection of these people and to avoid serious humanitarian situations. […]

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