Partenariat Ouest-France : mon enfant est mis de côté à l'école car je suis infirmier

Date of article: 27/05/2020

Daily News of: 27/05/2020

Country:  France

Author: National Ombudsman of France

Article language: fr

Cette semaine, Ouest-France et le Défenseur des droits rappellent qu'aucune mesure ne permet aux écoles de mettre de côté les enfants dont les parents exercent une profession médicale.

La chronique est à retrouver dans la page « Vie quotidienne – Droits – Consommation » et sur Ouest-France.fr.

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(FRA) COVID-19 puts asylum seekers at a higher risk as conditions in camps deteriorate and asylum procedures are suspended

Date of article: 27/05/2020

Daily News of: 27/05/2020

Country:  EUROPE

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Article language: en

Situation at the border

In the fight against the COVID-19 disease, all EU countries put in place some border or travel restrictions. NGOs had to suspend their search & rescue operations at sea to comply with emergency legislation. Italy, Malta and Cyprus closed their ports for most boats. There were also media reports of Cypriot authorities pushing back a boat with 175 Syrians, including 69 children.

The duty of search and rescue and to allow disembarkation in a place of safety are imperatives of international law.

Asylum procedure and residence permits

Travel bans and other emergency measures led to a 43 % decline in asylum applications in March 2020. Due to the pandemic, many countries suspended asylum procedures. In Sweden, asylum application facilities remained open with measures taken to ensure health and safety. Denmark reintroduced the resettlement of refugees.

Several countries (Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia and Poland) allowed certain third-country nationals whose residence permit expired to remain legally in the country until the end of the pandemic.

Situation in reception centres

Many organisations raised alarm about the deplorable conditions in reception centres, for example in Cyprus, Greece, Italy or Malta and in the informal camps in France, stressing that they make preventing the infection impossible. Lack of information on the COVID-19 measures in different languages has been a problem across the EU as well.

For countries receiving high numbers of arrivals, relocation of refugees can be an important measure of European solidarity.

Child protection

Many children continued living in precarious and overcrowded conditions, making it difficult to properly implement COVID-19 measures.

Detention and return

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El Justicia reanuda la atención presencial el próximo 1 de junio mediante cita previa y con su sede adaptada a las indicaciones sanitarias

Date of article: 27/05/2020

Daily News of: 27/05/2020

Country:  Spain - Aragon

Author: Regional Ombudsman of Aragón

Article language: es

Zaragoza, 27/05/2020   Igualmente, y atendiendo a la convocatoria nacional, el personal de la Institución ha guardado a las 12 un minuto de silencio en memoria de las víctimas de COVID19.     El próximo lunes 1 de junio, El Justicia de Aragón reanudará la atención presencial a la ciudadanía en su sede del Palacio de Armijo. Durante este tiempo, la actividad de la Institución se ha venido desarrollando con normalidad, tanto en la recepción de quejas y consultas, como en la tramitación de expedientes, pero realizando las comunicaciones de forma telemática a través de nuestra web, teléfono o por correo electrónico. Sin embargo, y tras adaptar las instalaciones a las medidas de seguridad indicadas por las autoridades sanitarias nuestra sede, se retomará la atención personalizada. Para ello, se establece un sistema de cita previa que deberá realizarse por esos mismos cauces, el telefónico a través del 900 210 210, el correo informacion@eljusticiadearagon.es o en nuestra web www.eljusticiadearagon.es . Durante todo este periodo, se han seguido recibiendo quejas por asuntos ordinarios con las administraciones, pero igualmente un gran número de quejas y consultas relativas tanto a la nueva normativa promulgada en materia de movilidad, educación, trabajo, desempleo, como en especial en cuanto a la situación material sanitaria y de las residencias de mayores, todo ello relacionado con la actual situación de emergencia. Por último, y secundando la convocatoria realizada desde el Gobierno, se ha guardado un minuto de silencio en las puertas de la sede de la Institución y las banderas ondearán a media asta durante los diez días preceptivos en memoria de todas las personas fallecidas.

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Riunione difensore civici in videoconferenza Garante diritto salute in primo piano

Date of article: 26/05/2020

Daily News of: 27/05/2020

Country:  Italy

Author: National coordination of regional ombudsmen of Italy

Article language: it

Il Coordinamento, presieduto da Andrea Nobili, ha elaborato un documento che nelle prossime settimane sarà consegnato ai vertici della Conferenza dei Presidenti delle Assemblee legislative

Riunione in videoconferenza per il Coordinamento dei Difensori civici delle Regioni e delle Province autonome di Trento e Bolzano, presieduto da Andrea Nobili. Considerato il momento particolarmente complesso e delicato determinato dall’emergenza Coronavirus, particolare attenzione è stata riservata alla figura del Garante per il diritto alla salute, così come prevista dalla legge nazionale del 2017 in materia di sicurezza delle cure e della persona assistita e di responsabilità professionale. La possibilità di compiere questa scelta è affidata alle Regioni, chiamate anche a disciplinare la struttura organizzativa. Al termine dell’incontro è stato elaborato un documento, che nelle prossime settimane Nobili consegnerà ai vertici della Conferenza dei Presidenti delle Assemblee legislative italiane.

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