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The International Ombudsman Yearbook: V. 2. 1998

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ISBN13: 9789041111098
ISBN: 9041111093
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00



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The public-sector ombudsman is now found at all levels of government in many countries around the world, in both established and new democracies. The ombudsman is an independent office, traditionally appointed by the legislative branch, to investigate poor administration of government. Recently some ombudsman offices have been given responsibilities for human-rights protection.;Compiled by the International Ombudsman Institute, an organization composed of over 130 ombudsman around the world, this yearbook contains articles written from legal- or public-administration perspectives which address issues of interest to the contemporary ombudsman and to all people with an interest in the institution.

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Contents:
The role of the ombudsman in protecting economic, social and cultural rights, B. von Tigerstrom; the role and experience of an ombudsman in a new democracy, I. Bizjak; the policy impact of the ombudsman and administrative courts - a heuristic model, M. Hertogh; the annual report of the ombudsman, M. Oosting; accountability to the citizen, K. Murphy; selected papers from the VIth International Ombudsman Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1996; the ombudsman around the world, J. Robertson; the ombudsman and his relationship with human rights, poverty and development, J.M. Cuellar; human rights and their function in the institutional strengthening of the ombudsman, F.A. de Miranda y Torres; the challenges facing the ombudsman in Latin America, L.V. Lanza; helping people faciliate the attainment of fairness and justice by government, I.S.A. Kajembo; the ombudsman specialized in judicial matters, C. Eklundh; the ombudsman as a non-traditional tool for citizen participation, H. Gammeltoft-Hansen; how to harmonize general ombudsman activities with those related to specialized ombudsmen, B. Elwood.