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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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According to the Ombudswoman, freedom of expression and spreading ideas is an element of humans' personality and is protected as a fundamental human right.
Lauding the vision of CM Jam Kamal Province first lady ombudswoman assured that the ombudswoman directorate would fulfill its responsibilities at every level.
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On proving allegation of harassment against director of the department, the Ombudswoman announced punishment of stoppage of two years annual increments of the director.
She said that if there is any violation, a complaint can be lodged under section 11 of act 2010 to Ombudswoman. She said that besides ensuring protection, the women can also discharge their national obligation so that they could play their due role in the national development without any fear.
Mwisa Chisunka, New York State Business Ombudswoman and Director of Business Tax Services and Education, was recognized by the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce at an awards event in New York City.
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The bulky evidence was sent to the Ombudswoman, who is investigating.
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Zeynalli also called on the Ombudswoman to visit him and to assist in providing him with adequate
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