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of the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen

The AOM mission is the promotion and the defense of the fundamental rights in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. It allows to standardize the experiences and the initiatives of the various Ombudsman institutions for a collective enrichment, to strength the relations between the members, and the ties of cooperation.

The common goal is to disseminate the principles of democracy and good governance, to raise citizens’ awareness of their rights and obligations. The members commit to make visible their engagements relating to the defense of these rights and thus contribute to the construction of a fair and equal society.


Study visit on the rights of migrant minors – Madrid, 18-20 December 2017

On the invitation of Mr. Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spanish Ombudsman, AOM members of the Working Group on the rights of migrant children are invited to Madrid for a study visit which will be held next 18- 20 December.

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Mr. Issam Younis is the new Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights of the Palestinian Authority.

Mr. Issam Younis, who was elected by the ICHR General Assembly on December 8 and 9, 2017, took up his new position on March 31, 2018. Mr. Younis is a human rights activist living in Gaza. He is the General Director of Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights. He holds a Master degree in theory and practice of human rights from Essex University, United Kingdom. He received the Weimar Human Rights Award in 2008.

Mr. Younis succeeds Dr. Varseen Shaheen who concluded her 9-year-membership term.


Save the date ! The 2018 AOM Conference will be held on 30 and 31 May, 2018 in Macedonia

The 2018 AOM Conference will be held on next May 30 and 31 in Skopje, Macedonia.

The year 2018 will be the Macedonian Ombudsman Office’s 20th anniversary and AOM’s 10th anniversary. We are pleased to announce you the meeting’s topic which is the “Ombudsman as the protector of the social, cultural and environment rights”.

Read the programme here.

International Ombudsman Conference – Istanbul, September 25-26

In order to develop a common understanding and the cooperation among Ombudsmen and strengthen the role of Ombudsman regarding to the protection and promotion of rights of the citizens, ensuring the good governance, İstanbul International Ombudsman Conference held on 25-26 September 2017, at Swiss Otel the Bosphorus in İstanbul.

Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen Executive and Governing Board Meetings also held within the Conference organization.

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