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Ombudsman meets with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet


The Ombudsman, Ángel Gabilondo, received the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the Ombudsman’s headquarters on Wednesday. During the meeting, they discussed current human rights issues and pledged to further strengthen the ties of cooperation between the institutions they represent. Among the issues addressed was the impact that the war in Ukraine […]

The Ombudsman visited 72 places of deprivation of liberty in 2021 and issued 899 rulings


The Ombudsman institution has registered in Congress and in the Senate the 2021 annual report that it carries out in its capacity as the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (NPM). Last year, 72 places of deprivation of liberty were visited and 7 non-face-to-face actions […]

The Ombudsman files ex officio proceedings seeking to clarify how the Pegasus spyware was used


The Ombudsman has filed ex officio proceedings before the Spanish Intelligence Service (CNI) in order to check whether the alleged tapping of communications with Pegasus spyware (being voiced in the media) was carried out in full compliance with all constitutional and legal guarantees. Ángel Gabilondo has sent notice to the CNI manager of the filing […]

The Ombudsman is visited by associations that promote public quality healthcare


This Monday, the Ombudsman Ángel Gabilondo met up with representatives of two associations that promote public quality healthcare. Thus, the Ombudsman was visited by members of the Federation of Associations to Support Public Healthcare (FADSPU) and of the Board To Promote Public Healthcare in Madrid (MEDSAP). Ángel Gabilondo was able to discuss matters with Marciano […]

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