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    The Catalan Ombudsman calls for political agreements to deal with issues and social inequalities

    In 2018, 10,495 complaints were received from 14,000 people. 9,987 queries have been processed and 264 ex-officio actions have been initiated. And overall, 26,000 files have been processed and more than 35,000 people have been attended

    It is frequent that cases on the denial or non-resolution on the guaranteed income entail serious situations of energy poverty and even evictions

    In 2018, there has been an increase in the Catalan Ombudsman's requests for intervention in the field of civil and political rights

    In this report, as a final consideration, Rafael Ribó asks all Catalan institutions to set as priority challenges for the future the fight against social and economic inequality, the consideration of housing as a fundamental right and equal opportunities in education

  • The Catalan Ombudsman meets with the authorities of the Council of Europe to address criteria for the protection of human rights and to inform about the situation in Catalonia

    Rafael Ribó met with Thorbjørn Jagland (Secretary General) and Dunja Mijatović (European Commissioner for Human Rights), among others

    The Catalan Ombudsman has delivered the report on the events of October 1 in Catalonia and the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which will be debated on November 7 in the Plenary of the Parliament

  • Catalan ombudsman institutions take the Belgian model as a reference for networking

    Belgian Federal Ombudsman, Guido Herman, explained in Girona how their federal, regional and local ombudsmen coordinate their work

    The conference brought together thirty members of the Network of Ombudsmen of Catalonia, created at the end of 2017 with the aim of strengthening synergies

    The meeting has also brought together the goals achieved by the ombudsmen during the years of economic crisis


  • Statement regarding the suspension from public office of six MPs of the Parliament of Catalonia

    On July 10th, 2018, the judge's ruling of the Spanish Supreme Court in special cause 20907/2017 was issued, ordering the suspension from public office of six MPs of the Parliament of Catalonia in application of article 384 bis of the Spanish Law of criminal prosecution (LeCrim).