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The Defensor del Pueblo concerned over the increase of deaths of minors in family gender-violence contexts


The Defensor del Pueblo reiterates the undertaking to supervise the actions of all the government authorities with powers in this respect, in order to fine-tune the instruments for detecting the risk women and their children are at, to reduce the possibilities of assault. The 25 women who lost their lives in 2015 murdered by their partners […]

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 […]

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