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The Venice Principles on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution

19/04/2018

The process of consultation and exchange with Ombudsman Institutions from all over the world as well as with international stakeholders has started today.

In June 2017, the Commission decided to codify, on the basis of its previous work, a set of constitutional and legal principles specifically devoted to the Ombudsman institution.

A working group composed of four members of the Commission and one expert has met several times in order to draft a text offering guidelines which should prevail in the setting up and proper operational functioning of the Ombudsman Institution while respecting national specificities and diversities.
Prior to submission to and formal adoption by the Venice Commission, a broad process of consultation and exchange with Ombudsman Institutions from all over the world as well as with international stakeholders has been launched.
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