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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.
These reforms may seem far-reaching, but they are necessary if Canada is once again to become a leader in ombudsmanship.
Rowat, Why an Ombudsman To Supervise the Courts?, in REPORT OF THE FIRST SAN JUAN OMBUDSMANSHIP CONGRESS 24 (Judicial Ombudsman ed., 1991) (comparing Judicial Conduct Commissions with an ombudsman authorized to investigate issues in the courts).