On 21 November, 2018 the new Draft Law on the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights will be brought to open discussion. The new Law is designed to strengthen the capacities of the Commissioner’s office to solve systemic problems recurring in human rights area important for the Ukrainian society. The main purpose of the new
Now the day is almost over, And the work is almost done, Brushes out of the drawer, Experts starting having fun. Congratulations to Aušra Rauličkytė, Resident Twinning Adviser and Agne Limante, Twinning Expert on the wonderful exhibition! “Twinning brushes” celebrates the art performance of the Lithuanian professionals who found passion for painting while working in
Maladministration and inappropriate administrative behaviour: how to prevent violations and restore violated rights?
Today we’re discussing the recommendations developed by the EU experts aimed at improving the existing or employing new instruments for restoring violated rights. Ombudspersons across Europe are increasingly tasked with providing not only an independent assessment of the quality of administration but also a stimulus for its improvement. The newly developed Code of good administrative
25 October, 2018 Today Lithuanian and Austrian experts presented the recommendations on approximation of the Law on Personal Data Protection to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). There some new powers of the Commissioner provided for by the new draft such as to impose administrative fines, to draw up and publish methodological recommendations
3-day course; 12 trained trainers from the Ukrainian Ombud office and 6 trainers from the EU human rights institutions; 60 participants from the Ombud office; 4 major topics: right to good administration, access to public information, personal data protection, antidiscrimination. After a 5-day course conducted to develop competent trainers in May 2018, the trained
Study visit to Lithuania to get familiar with Lithuanian training methodologies and know-how from other European countries
The delegation from the Secretariat is visiting Lithuania for a week of exchange of experiences with the Lithuanian Human rights institutions. Participants are not only getting familiar with the system of advance trainings in various bodies including judiciary system but also are actively involved in practical training sessions together with the personnel of the Lithuanian
Weekend training on practical aspects of developing high quality recommendations, annual and special reports
This weekend 19 representatives of the Secretariat and 5 EU trainers got together for a 2-day interactive training. The training was held on 9-10 June at a beautiful location surrounded by pine forest. Twinning experts presented recommendations for increasing the efficiency of the work of the trainees through concrete examples from best European practice and
On 5 and 7 June new training courses were presented to the Ombuds staff regarding application of human rights based approach by national human rights institutions. Mr Dieter Schindlauer from Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights talked about the mechanisms of discrimination and how to create a modern system of full participation and apply the
Training of trainers: EU experts give a 5-day course to develop competent trainers for the Ombuds staff
This week Lithuanian experts train 15 representatives of the Ombudsman office. The workshop aims at developing competent trainers and building the capacity to design and deliver the training programmes in the most efficient way. Future trainers are involved into interactive training sessions on methodology of adult teaching, psychological skills, human rights and rule of law
Today, Lithuanian and Austrian experts advise on how to ensure the fulfilment of Ombudsperson’s recommendations. The presented studies will help the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to improve the procedures of elimination of detected human rights violations, control over fulfilment of Ombudsperson’s recommendations and response to the Ombudsperson’s acts of submission.