Ombudsmen in the Commonwealth

A Survey prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat by the International Ombudsman Institute

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Over recent years, the Ombudsman has become very much a feature of Commonwealth jurisdictions. Increasingly, Commonwealth countries have been establishing the Office, either by legislation or by incorporating it in the provisions of new Constitutions. Although the Office has an historic and honourable place as a Scandinavian institution, its adoption in Commonwealth countries on such a broad scale has made the Ombudsman a landmark on the legal Commonwealth scene.


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