Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. The Legal Structures of Ombudsman-Institutions in Europe — Legal Comparative Analysis

    1. Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer
      Pages 1-10
    2. Pages 10-18
    3. Pages 22-31
    4. Pages 31-39
    5. Pages 39-59
    6. Pages 66-67
  3. The Different Jurisdictions

    1. Joachim Stern
      Pages 69-77
    2. Joachim Stern
      Pages 79-84
    3. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 85-90
    4. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 91-99
    5. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 101-105
    6. Joachim Stern
      Pages 107-117
    7. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 119-125
    8. Joachim Stern
      Pages 127-132
    9. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 133-137
    10. Brigitte Kofler
      Pages 139-144
    11. Joachim Stern
      Pages 145-151

About this book


This book aims to comprehensively demonstrate the legal basis of parliamentary ombudsman institutions throughout Europe, analysing them in a comparative way and thereby revealing their organisational and functional diversity. It comprises the results of a research project carried out at the University of Vienna under the direction of the editor which was also intended to provide an incentive for the discussion of the legal political enhancement of such institutions.

The book starts with the comparative legal analysis, followed by forty-nine reports on the ombudsmen of the different European States as well as the European Ombudsman. The reports pursue a uniform scheme of structure to ensure the comparability of information on the various institutions. They were each based on the relevant constitution or statutory act, the responses to the questionnaires which were sent out in the course of the project, as well as the information resulting from the activity reports.


Human Rights comparative analysis ombudsman ombudsman-institutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Constitutional and Administrative LawUniversity of ViennaJuridicumAustria

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