Looking at the role of the ombudsman in democracy

On 17 September, the FRA Director will deliver a welcome address to participants of the European Chapter of the International Ombudsman Institute’s general assembly in Tallinn, which will discuss the role of ombudsmen in democracies.

FRA’s address will outline some of the current fundamental rights challenges in the EU today, and the need for a framework for protecting, measuring and monitoring rights EU-wide. This framework foresees all rights bodies, such as national ombudsmen, working even closer together to better protect citizens.