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What does the word Ombudsman mean?

The word Ombudsman is of Swedish origin and the Ombudsman institution was in fact first established in Sweden in 1809. The term "Ombudsman" is an English translation of the Swedish word umbuds man fro...

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How can one define the Ombudsman institution?

The International Ombudsman Institute gives this classical definition:- “The Ombudsman institution is an office established by constitution or statute, headed by an independent high-level public ...

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Who are the Commissioners for Administrative Investigations and w...

Within the institutional framework of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, three commissioners targeting health, environment and planning and education have been appointed. These Commissioners d...

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Who is the Parliamentary Ombudsman?

The Ombudsman is an independent Officer of Parliament, appointed by the President of the Republic acting in accordance with a resolution of the House of Representatives that is supported by the votes ...

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Can the Ombudsman undertake own initiative investigations?

Yes. In terms of Article 13(2) of the Ombudsman Act (Chapter 385 of the Laws of Malta), the Ombudsman may decide to commence an investigation on his own initiative although this is usually undertaken ...

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What type of complaints does the Ombudsman investigate?

The Ombudsman investigates complaints by those alleging that there has been an infringement of their economic, social and cultural rights arising from maladministration caused by involuntary or intent...

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