Latvian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is a person elected by the Saeima, who ensures that human rights in Latvia are being respected, that state administration and municipalities follow the principles of good governance.
 

Complaints against Latvian institutions.
 

The Ombudsman is a person elected by the Saeima, who ensures that human rights in Latvia are being respected, that state administration and municipalities follow the principles of good governance. It is independent, and is only subject to the law. This position cannot be combined with any position in a political party.
 

When the ombudsman can help:

The ombudsman may, having reviewed an application, initiate an examination if:

  • state, state institution or their officials have possibly violated human rights laid down in the Constitution or international human right regulations;
  • a person has possibly been discriminated against, or equality has been violated;
  • state, municipality or their officials have breached the principles of good governance against the person.
Last update:    18-01-2016