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Comparative Study on Ombuds Institutions in the Australasian and Pacific Region

The comparative study on Ombuds Institutions in the Australasia and Pacific Region (APOR) which are members of the International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I.) analyses the legal basis and legal status of the institutions and their position within the political systems.

Aspects to be analysed in greater detail are the mandate in procedural and substantive respect, the impact of decisions of the institutions as well as their monitoring and data collection mechanisms, the accessibility of the institutions for individuals and in particular vulnerable and disadvantaged societal groups, their cooperation with other similar organisations and their information and awareness-raising activities. All these elements will be taken into account when analysing the compliance of the legal provisions and their implementation by the institutions with international and regional human rights standards as well as guarantees of independence and pluralism.
The final comparative research report will be based on literature review and the systematic analysis of the questionnaires submitted to the Ombudsman institutions; it will consist of two parts – the analysis and survey data.

Country: 
Länder der Australasiatisch-Pazifischen Region
Persons involved: 

Projektleitung: Hannes Tretter
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeit: Michael Frahm, Barbara Liegl, Margit Ammer

Contact persons: 

Michael Frahm, michael.frahm[at]univie.ac.at

Lead Organisation: 
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
Project start: 
12/2010
Project end: 
04/2012
Project completed: 
Yes
Funded by: 
Ombudsman Board Austria, International Ombudsman Institute
Team: 
Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Asylum