Fundamental and human rights
Fundamental and human rights are an important part of the Ombudsman's oversight of legality.
Observance of these rights is monitored when investigating complaints, conducting on-site inspections and exploring shortcomings on his own initiative.
A new perspective since 1995
Fundamental and human rights became a new perspective within the Ombudsman's work when the constitutional provisions dealing with them were substantially revised in 1995.
The intention was in this way to emphasise the importance of these rights and focus oversight of legality accordingly.
At the same time as he oversees the legality of actions of authorities and others within the scope of her oversight, he also monitors them to ensure they respect fundamental and human rights in their work.
Since 1995 the Ombudsman's annual report has contained a section setting forth the positions adopted by the Ombudsman in relation to fundamental and human rights.
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