30 September 2013
Votes: 4 in favor 26 against 3 abstentions
In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 4.2, insert the following words: "and include, where needed, the Ombudsman's mandate, appointment, duties and revocation in national laws and Constitution, where possible".
02 October 2013
Tabled by Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Ms Delia BLANCO, Mr José Ignacio PALACIOS, Mr Ramón JÁUREGUI, Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ LIMONES, Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Mr Ionuț-Marian STROE, Ms Lesia OROBETS, Mr Josep Anton BARDINA PAU
Votes: 39 in favor 0 against 0 abstention
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 5, insert the following paragraph:
"The Assembly recommends, especially in this moment of crisis, not to make any budget cuts resulting in a loss of independence of ombudsman institutions or even their extinction. In those places with particular legislative systems, i.e. with parliaments legislating on rights and freedoms, whether at the national or at the regional level, there is a function to be carried by bodies supervising the administration, as Ombudsmen do by definition, in order to supervise the executive power in regard to applying the law."
In this moment of economic crisis, it is especially important to safeguard those institutions who watch over the right implementation of fundamental rights.
03 October 2013
Tabled by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
Votes: 38 in favor 0 against 0 abstention
In amendment 2, replace the words "recommends, especially in this moment of crisis, not to make an budget cuts" with the following words: "calls on member states to use all endeavours to avoid budget cuts".