Leveraging the Venice Principles and UN Resolution to promote and protect Ombudsman organizations

Leveraging the Venice Principles and UN Resolution to promote and protect Ombudsman organizations

Virtual discussion, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. EST

Would you like to see your mandate enhanced, your legislative authority clarified, or your funding more secure? Would you like to build a persuasive case for strengthening and improving the legislative foundations of your organization? Do you lack the resources necessary to fulfill your mandate and conduct outreach? Are you facing threats to your independence and autonomy?

The first steps to address these situations are to learn about the internationally endorsed standards for an ombudsman office, and to consider ways you can use them to inform your parliament, legislative assembly, or governing body and advocate for change. 

The Venice Principles and the UN Resolution on the role and mandate of Ombudsman and mediator institutions in the promotion and protection of human rights, good administration and the rule of law (A/RES/72/186) are informative declarations and authoritative advocacy tools for strengthening your ombudsman institution. Whether seeking expanded powers, greater independence, adequate funding, alignment with best practices or protection against threats, these internationally endorsed principles can help make your case.

Join Ontario Ombudsman and IOI North America Regional President Paul Dubé for a virtual discussion on March 29, 2022 at 11 A.M. EST.

You can RSVP your attendance by emailing Mélina Bouchard at mbouchard@ombudsman.on.caby March 11, 2022.  An invitation and all applicable materials for the webinar will be sent to you the week of March 14, 2022; in the meantime, kindly add a placeholder to your calendar for this date and time. 

This webinar is available in English only. Please note this webinar will be recorded.


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