2012 Anual Yearbook: The budget cuts leave thousands of people on the edge of social vulnerability

Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, delivered to Parliament's President, Núria de Gispert, the 2012 Anual Yearbook. He states the lack of coordination between governments exacerbates the effects of reductions. The report highlights the increase in complaints to the Ombudsman since the beginning of the crisis has been 38.7%. It also points out, among others, the lack of clear answers to problems such as eviction explains the growing disenchantment and outrage of people towards public institutions.
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2012 Anual Yearbook

Catalan Ombudsman asked the Spanish Ombudsman to submit a constitutional appeal against the Court Fees Act

The Catalan Ombudsman has suggested that the Spanish Ombudsman intervene before the Constitutional Court to seek the Act's amendment in order to preserve the right to effective judicial protection, to ensure equal treatment and to prevent the government and public bodies from taking a leading position on fee waiver. The Catalan Ombudsman has received several complaints from citizens and institutions against this Act as they believe it means an infringement of several constitutional rights. More than 11,000 signatures were delivered by the deans of the Catalan Bars.
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Ribó insists before the President of the Catalan Government on the need to regulate the right of access to information

As an essential step to ensure an effective democracy, the Catalan Ombudsman pointed out the need for a law on access to public information. Rafael Ribó took part in two meetings summoned by the Catalan President, together with other control bodies, bringing the knowledge backgroung of the institution he represents, especially in the areas of defense of the right to good administration and denounce bad practices of public administration and government.

Tenth running of the Autonomous University of Barcelona course on the Catalan Ombudsman

The Catalan Ombudsman and the Autonomous University of Barcelona are organizing a course on the Ombudsman, open to all students of the University, to explain the theoretical basis of the institution, and analyse case studies derived from the Ombudsman's actual activity. Recognized with 1.5 elective credits, the course lasts for 21 hours. This year's case studies are about child poverty, access to public information, social services, foreclosures, preference shares and the Catalan Authority for the Prevention of Torture.
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