ombudsperson

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Person usually appointed by the government or by parliament, having a significant degree of independence and is mandated with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or a violation of rights. 

See also: National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

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URI: https://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1306