Ombuds Institution (30)

Ombuds institutions are oversight bodies, usually headed by a single person. Most are complaints-handling bodies and they have traditionally focused on maladministration. However, many ombuds institutions are now accredited as National Human Rights Institutions and have a broader mandate to pro¬mote and protect human rights alongside their traditional complaints-handling role.

Americas

Costa Rica

Ecuador

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Europe & Central Asia

Albania

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Finland

Georgia

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Montenegro

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Spain

Sweden