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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.


New edition of the AOM Newsletter – June 2018

Find out the most recent activities carried out by the AOM and the various topics addressed by its members.

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> Read the June 2018 Edition

Publication of the Mission Report “AOM-AOMF Working Group on the Rights of the Migrant Children”

On the invitation of Mr. Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spanish Ombudsman, AOM members of the Working Group on the rights of migrant children were invited to Madrid for a study visit which was held on 18- 20 December 2017.

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Launch of the new edition of the AOM Newsletter

On May 18, 2018 a new edition of the newsletter of the AOM, intended for members and partners of the Association, has just been launched. This edition of May 2018 presents, in a non-exhaustive way, the activities carried out and the topics addressed by the members of the AOM, since the beginning of the year.

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> Read the May 2018 edition

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.


Signature of Memorandum of Understanding between AOM and IOI

AOM President Erinda Ballanca and IOI President Peter Tyndall signed in Brussells a Memorandum of Understanding between the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM) and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) on 2 October 2018. By signing this Memorandum, both institutions confirmed their willingness to cooperate and recognized their similar objectives os strengthening the concept of Ombudsmanship and to ensure the promotion at the international level.

> Read the Memorandum 

Tenth AOM Conference on 30 and 31 May, 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia

The 2018 AOM Conference was held on May 30 and 31 in Skopje, Macedonia.

The year 2018 is the Macedonian Ombudsman Office’s 20th anniversary and AOM’s 10th anniversary. AOM Members were gathered to discuss the following topic : “ The Ombudsman as the protector of the social, cultural and environment rights”.

The Conference was also marked by the meeting of the Governing Board and Executive Board. The General Assembly has adopted a Declaration that you can read below.

> Read the programme here

> Read the Declaration

Election of the AOM Governing Board

The AOM General Assembly, meeting in Skopje for the 10th Conference of the Association, elected the members of the Governing Board on May 31, 2018.

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