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ombudsman

a person appointed by Parliament to investigate citizens' complaints. The name derives from the first example appointed in Sweden in 1809. There are now many in the UK, both in the public and private sector, and as a result of devolution, e.g. the Welsh Administrative Ombudsman (Ombudsman Gweinyddiaeth Cymru).
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The New Jersey Judiciary Ombudsman program incorporates elements from established ombudsman models and adheres to the general definition of proper subjects to investigate.
visited Federal Ombudsman Secretariat Regional Office here on Monday.
The report of the administration ombudsman is divided into three chapters, Ben Mahmoud said.
He underlined that the Parliament has to remain the bulwark of democracy, while the ombudsman is the arm of democracy in the country.
The ombudsman is responsible for protecting the rights of consumers or the public in general in a particular sector or industry - the name derives from a Scandinavian term meaning 'fair man'.
But the DU has not appointed an ombudsman as of now," said Malay Neerav, DU's media coordinator.
Tehran hosted the 13th Asian Ombudsman Conference last October with senior officials from Iran and other Asian states in attendance.
provider but didn't know he ombudsman found in customers' The ombudsman found in customers' favour in 58% of cases - up from 49% the previous year - providing they were right to fight on.
Although the system of an ombudsman's office as an officially established state institution is widely associated with Sweden, the idea of an ombudsman comes from the Ottoman Empire, Lars Wahlund, the recently appointed Swedish ambassador to Turkey, said after the brunch in a brief address to some representatives from Turkey's ombudsman office, officially known as the Public Monitoring Institution (KDK).
Following the publication of the report in the local media related to a physical assault on a citizen, the Ombudsman dispatched a team to the detention centre where they collected his testimony," the ombudsman said.
The Financial Ombudsman Service are braced for 245,000 new complaints The scandal, which saw customers mis-sold policies that they either couldn't claim on or didn't know about, is expected to cost banks more than PS15BILLION.
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