The Philippines has established the Office of the Ombudsman as the leading anti-corruption agency of the government. It is a creation of the Constitution in response to the widespread corruption during the Marcos dictatorship. Aside from the Ombudsman, the Constitution created the following independent agencies to promote honesty, integrity and accountability in government (Moratalla 2000): 1. The Commission on Audit; and 2. The Sandiganbayan.
The origins of ombudsman in higher education can be traced to East Montana College where the first ombudsman began functioning in 1966 followed by Michigan State University in 1967. The concept of ombudsman in universities occupied the centre stage with the appointment of Edward Levi as the first student ombudsman in the Chicago University in 1968. Since then the ombuds office has been increasing its presence globally with around 200 universities in the US establishing university ombudsman. It is estimated that there are approximately over 200 hundred universities and colleges in America with ombuds office. Some ombudsman take complaints only from students or faculty//staff while some entertain complaints from students, faculty and staffs.
The Commission has further discussed idea of having an Arbitral Commission .of India (with representation from all the stakeholders of arbitration) which would, inter-alia, .encourage the spreading .of institutional arbitration in India. .The recommendations made by the Law Commission relating to institutional arbitration, however .does not find any mention in the .Ordinance making amendments to the 1996
Introduction The Nigerian diplomatic service was established by the Tafawa Balewa-led federal government in 1957, three years before Nigeria’s independence, to prepare the nation for its foreign representation after independence. ( Orjiako, 2010:96) It started as the External Affairs division of the Prime Minister’s office, under the supervision of a British colonial official, Mr. E. K. Williams. (Fafowora, 2008). As Brownlie (1980:348) has rightly observed, all independent states have the legal capacity to establish diplomatic relations. This probably explains the fact that one of the first sovereign acts of most states that gained independence after the Second World War, including Nigeria, was membership of the United Nations
The Office of the Ombudsman for Children is one the most important institutions for the promotion and the protection of the rights of Irish Children. The Ombudsman for children is an independent body that was set up in 2004 under the ombudsman for children act 2002, according to this act the ombudsman for children has two main roles that are vital for the protection of the rights of children and young people. These roles are looking into complaints made by or for a child or young person about the actions taken by a public organisation and the other role is the ombudsman has is to promote and protect the rights of any child or young person under the age of 18 that is living in Ireland. The Ombudsman is appointed by the president but only after
Encourages the General Assembly to create the “United Nations Ombudsman for Peacekeeping Operations”, the one who will have the following mandate: To serve as observers in every UN Peacekeeping mission in order to canalize all peoples´ complains and suggestions, including complaints of sexual assault and abuse. To gather all relevant information relating to Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law violations, discrimination, threats, use of violence or intimidation directed at any person, especially at women and children, sexual harassments cases and any type of illicit activities in which the UN Peacekeeping Forces are involved, To seek, receive and respond to credible and reliable information from Governments, non-governmental organizations
“Our hopes for a more just, safe, and peaceful world can only be achieved when there is universal respect for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family.” – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Throughout my life, I have never been completely decisive on a career path. However, in the last few years I have realized that my passion for human rights advocacy is my natural calling which I am destined to pursue. As I entered my first year of college at the University of Maryland – College Park, I took a specific interest in a group known as Consult Your Community. The organization allows undergraduate students to engage with low-income and minority-owned small businesses to provide pro bono consulting services. I
Within this assignment the writer will give a brief history of organisations which have been set up in order to advise Government on principles, policies and procedures in Ireland. The writer will then focus on the policy, procedure and principle changes that have occurred in residential care practice for people with ID within the previous ten years. Brief History of Organisations set up to Advise Government Parties on Principles, Policies and Procedures in
Furthermore, the organization is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The operation of the agency traces its history back after World War II when there was the establishment of a body to be responsible for the children emergency fund. The organization funding comes from governments as well as other private donors who feel to contribute
Guyana-US relations deteriorated significantly over time and the US place enormous pressure on Guyana to ensure that Burnham’s socialist experiment would fail. Using their veto power “The US blocked Guyana’s applications to the World Bank, and other Western aid agencies, for loans and credits.”4 They also ensured that the International Monetary Fund imposed stringent conditions on Guyana in order for them to qualify for assistance. Guyana was also blocked out of the Caribbean Basin Initiative and efforts to sell on the world market were frustrated by the US.