In the latest edition of the Ombudsman (issue 34 April 2008), the newsletter of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association, Tony Redmond, LGO London, in his article, 'BIOA today', states....'If it is apparent that human rights are in any way engaged as part of the complaint the investigation will seek to address any breach.'
Tony, tell that to the investigator who investigated my complaint. Even when I pointed out (did their job) the council's human rights transgressions they still ignored them. And to my knowledge, up to today at least, so has the Ombudsman. Which is surprising when you realise that the council infringed my human rights 7 years ago and I am still waiting for the Ombudsman to do something about it.
Tony, when a Council tries to construct a highway in such a way that it interferes with the peaceful enjoyment of your property it's clearly an infringement of your human rights under article one of the first protocol. It's not rocket science that takes 7 years to understand!
'Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.'
So Tony, do you still stand by your statement, 'If it is apparent that human rights are in any way engaged as part of the complaint the investigation will seek to address any breach.' or is it, as usual, just a load of LGO baloney?