Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Institutions

Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Institutions

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Commissioned by the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna conducted a comparative analytical study on Ombudsman Institutions in the Australasia and Pacific region between January 2011 and April 2012. In Part 1, this book provides an analytical comparison of the public sector Ombudsman Institutions in Australia (the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the state/territory Ombudsmen of all Australian states as well as of the Northern Territory and the ACT), the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga and Vanuatu. In addition to a comparative analysis showing the partial heterogeneity of the Institutions, a comprehensive overview of common features, and explorations of the specifics and peculiarities of the Institutions, Part 2 presents separate reports on the 16 different jurisdictions featuring their main functions as follows: - Legal basis, legal status and organisation, - Mandate, object of control and standard of control, - Powers, including legal quality and impact of the outcomes of investigative procedures, - Relationship to the administration, the judiciary and the legislator, and - Special characteristics. Part 2 is based on information provided by the Institutions themselves in questionnaires sent out at the outset of the study, an analysis of the respective establishing acts and other relevant laws, and on relevant scientific publications and the Institutionsa€™ Annual Reports. The reports also refer to relevant legal provisions and include websites addresses for ease of reference.The budget for the financial year 2010a€“2011 was AUS$ 2, 025, 000 (US$ 2, 077, 245 as of 4 May 2012).10 The Ombudsman will be ... Object of Control The Ombudsman is competent to investigate complaints about matters of administration in relation to public authorities11 (s10 OA). ... 6CfAPOR Manual ( 2009), p. 22.

Title:Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Institutions
Author: International Ombudsman Institute
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-01-09

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