Citizens from the eastern part of Croatia, in the Vukovar-Srijem County, who feel that their human rights were violated or they were discriminated against, from August 30th until September 1st, 2017 had an opportunity to meet with the Ombudswoman Lora Vidović and submit complaints to her advisers.

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Foto: Bernal Revert - European Union/European Ombudsman

Ombudswoman Lora Vidović and Deputy Ombudswoman Lidija Lukina Kezić participated at the annual European Network of Ombudsmen Conference held in Bruxelles on 19 and 20 June. The conference, organised by the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, was dedicated to the fallout for citizen rights from Brexit and from increased ‘populism’ in Europe.

"If 2016 was a year of populism, can 2017 be a year of pushback of populism?" – asked O’Reilly in the opening speech. She emphasised transparency as crucial element in building citizens trust in institutions and their work.

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Ombudswoman Lora Vidović participates at the general meeting and annual conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) which takes place at the UN Geneva from 6th to 8th March.

It is a gathering of representatives from four networks whereby the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) is represented by the Chair Lora Vidović.

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