The International Ombudsman Yearbook, Volume 2 (1998)


The International Ombudsman Yearbook is the only publication devoted to ombudsman issues. The public sector ombudsman is now found at all levels of government in many countries around the world, both in established and consolidating democracies. The ombudsman is an independent office, traditionally appointed by the legislative branch, to investigate poor administration of government. More recently, some ombudsman offices have been given human rights protection responsibilities. The International Ombudsman Yearbook contains articles written from legal or public administration perspectives which address issues of interest to the contemporary ombudsman and to all persons with an interest in the institution. Compiled and edited by the International Ombudsman Institute, the organization composed of over 130 ombudsman members located worldwide, the Yearbook will be of interest to lawyers, scholars, ombudsman office personnel and government entities wherever ombudsman offices are located or contemplated.

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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. Contributors and Titles to the Ombudsman Journal and the Yearbook 1981-1998.