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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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Ms. Nino Lomjaria is the new Public Defender of Georgia.

Ms. Nino Lomjaria was elected by the Parliament of Georgia as the sixth Public Defender of Georgia. She started performing her duties on December 8, 2017, after Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili’s five-year term in office expired on December 7.

From 2003 to 2016, Ms. Lomjaria occupied leading positions in the following organizations : International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association.

She was the First Deputy Auditor General of Georgia in 2016-2017.

Eighth AOM Training Session – Casablanca, 18-19 October 2017

The eighth training session of the Association of the Mediterranean Ombudsmen, jointly organized by the AOM and the Ombudsman Institution in the Kingdom of Morocco, was successfully held on October 18 and 19, 2017 at the Training and Exchange in mediation Center in Casablanca.

Dispensed to the collaborators of the Association’s member mediators, this session was an opportunity to discuss the theme of « the deontology of security forces and the rights of migrants during their migratory journey: the role of Ombudsmen institutions ».

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

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

The year 2018 will be the Macedonian Ombudsman Office’s 20th anniversary and AOM’s 10th anniversary. An excellent opportunity to celebrate together these two jubilees, next May 30th and 31st.

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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