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Ángel Gabilondo: “Now is the time to launch plans and specific measures to promote comprehensive public healthcare”


The Ombudsman, Ángel Gabilondo, today presented the Plenum of the Congress of Deputies with the 2021 Annual Report, describing the main lines of action followed by the Ombudsman’s Office last year. In 2021, the Ombudsman’s Office processed 29,401 cases, to include complaints, ex officio investigations and requests to lodge unconstitutionality appeals and others seeking constitutional […]

The Deputy assistant meets up with UNHCR’s representatives


The Ombudsman’s Deputy Assistant, Patricia Bárcena, convened this Monday at the Ombudsman’s Office with the head of the protection unit, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Marta García. The meeting was used to discuss the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Spain, who have arrived in the last few weeks, their eligibility for international asylum at the border […]

Ángel Gabilondo: «The report is an x-ray of the social reality and the pandemic has highlighted the need to deal effectively with social emergencies»


The Ombudsman, Ángel Gabilondo, has registered the Annual Report on the activity of the institution in 2021 today, Friday 18 March, with the Spanish Parliament. He also presented it to the President of the Congress of Deputies, Meritxell Batet. In 2021, the Ombudsman handled 29,401 cases, including complaints (29,015), ex officio enquiries (182) and applications […]

Ombudsman takes over the church abuse enquiry


The Ombudsman, as High Commissioner of the Parliament, assumes the mandate approved yesterday, 10 March 2022, in the Congress of Deputies with the task of setting up an independent commission to draw up a report on allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the role of the public authorities. The commission will produce […]

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