The Greek Ombudsman

The unprecedented financial crisis has had dramatic consequences on citizens’ lives and the function of the state and its services.  A strong feeling of insecurity has shaken Greek society and the state’s difficulty in meeting its obligations has created an extremely challenging and demanding environment.  Within this environment, the Greek Ombudsman is called on to intensify its extrovert profile, to be near citizens and express, in a structured manner, their problems and displeasure.  More significantly, it is called upon to find constructive and realistic alternative solutions.

Special reports

  • 31/12/2015 - Special report
    - Return of third country nationals –special report 2015
    The report reflects the work of the Greek Ombudsman in 2015 on the external monitoring of forced returns, according to its special competence under Art. 23 (6) of Law 3907/2011 and Art. 8 (6) of the Return Directive. The report contains the independent authority’s findings on return operations and pre-removal detention procedures in 2015 and its recommendations for improvement of the return system’s effectiveness with respect of legality and human rights.
  • 31/12/2015 - Special report
    - Prevention of torture and ill-treatment – Special report 2015
    This report reflects the activity of the Ombudsman in 2015, as the National Torture Prevention Mechanism (NPM), according to its special competence provided by Law 4228/2014 (article 2). The NPM, during 2015, focused on three key areas: Analysing the scope and extent of its competence, good practices and search for collaborations, in the direction of the efficient exercise of the competences- defining the methodology of the investigation, collection of data, processing and presentation of findings and recommendations- establishing the criteria for prioritising the selection of the detention facilities to be visited.
  • 14/10/2015 - Special report
    - Motor tax and Declaration of non-use of a motor vehicle
    In this Special Report, the Greek Ombudsman describes the experience it has accumulated in matters pertaining to motor tax and to off the road declarations. In addition, it makes recommendations aiming at improving the legislative framework and enhancing compliance of the administrative practices with the principles of administrative law.

Annual reports

To Top



Tools


See Also

To Top

Ombudsman for...

To Top


To Top