Wednesday, March 05, 2008

LGO and Human Rights

When Public Service Ombudsmen (This includes Local Government Ombudsmen) deal with a complaint of maladministration that also includes an infringement of the complainant's human rights by a public authority, Public Service Ombudsmen must not merely refrain from infringing the human rights of the complainant themselves. In order to comply with their positive obligations under the constitution, Public Service Ombudsmen may also have to take positive steps to protect the complainant's human rights from being infringed by the public authority.

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