OSCE held a regular seminar for the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan

On December 2, an online seminar on updating the work of national human rights institutions and the role of the Advisory Council in Turkmenistan, organized by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, together with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), was held, according to the organization's website.

The event was attended by representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan.

The event is aimed at enhancing the role of the Office of the Ombudsman and its functions in addressing human rights issues. They also discussed the creation of an Expert Council under the Ombudsman in accordance with the law of Turkmenistan "On the Ombudsman", strengthening the Office in the framework of its interaction with government agencies, the judicial system, NGOs, police and ministries.

“All 57 participating states, including Turkmenistan, recognize human rights as the right of all people by birth, inalienable and guaranteed by law; therefore, strengthening their protection throughout the OSCE region is at the core of the Organization's work, ”said John McGregor, Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat .

Note that the OSCE Office regularly conducts seminars for the Office of the Ombudsman.

On November 11-12, an online seminar "International practice and norms of interaction of national human rights institutions with law enforcement agencies, associations of lawyers and international human rights institutions" was held in Ashgabat .

On March 18-19, Ashgabat hosted a seminar "Presentation of international practice in the field of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the work of national human rights institutions (NHRIs)", organized by the Ashgabat representative of the UNDP for the staff of the Ombudsman's Office

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan