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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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Today, we have received the views of Diamandouros on the draft law on ombudsmanship at the Turkish Parliament and his thoughts on the experiences of EU member countries, Bagis said.
Topics include the work of the ombudsman within the rule of law, a comparison of the roles of administrative courts and ombudsman in France and Yalta, the issue of "internormality" in administrative mediation, the promise of good governance and development thought ombudsmanship in the South Pacific, the special role of the ombudsman for prisoners, morality and activism in attaining administrative justice through ombudsmanship, and the primary focus of ombudsmen when serving to protect human rights and redress public grievances in cases of corruption.
These reforms may seem far-reaching, but they are necessary if Canada is once again to become a leader in ombudsmanship.