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Ombudsmen Globally

The European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as the Venice Commission, recently adopted a new set of 25 key principles to help protect and promote ombudsmen. The “Venice Principles” have been presented at the Council of Europe office in Brussels on 10 September 2019.


As ICBC’s new insurance rate model comes into effect September 1st, the British Columbia Ombudsperson is reminding vehicle owners that his office can investigate complaints about ICBC.
The Office of the Ombudsman has released a report on an investigation of alleged malpractices resulting in removal of uteruses from expectant women in public health facilities titled “Woes of the Womb”.