Cyprus

Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights (Ombudsman)

Cyprus Ombudsman

The Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights (Ombudsman) is a senior independent state officer. The Ombudsman constitutes the most prevalent institution of extra judicial control of the administration and protection of human rights.

The Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights (Ombudsman) was established in 1991, by the enactment of the Commissioner for Administration Laws, following approval by the House of Parliament. Since these laws have undergone a number of amendments.

The main pivots of the mission of the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights are to ensure legality, to promote good governance, to combat maladministration and to protect citizens’ rights and human rights in general. The Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights operates as a guarantor of legality, keeps equal distances between the citizen and the administration and defines the limits of his/her competences and powers by adhering to the law and to the institutions of the state.

For the citizens in particular, the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights constitutes perhaps the most powerful means of safeguarding their rights and of supporting their claims, as the Commissioner’s activity is turned against any arbitrary act and abuse of power by organs of the state and the services exercising public administration. 

On 20th April 2017, Ms Maria Stylianou-Lottides was appointed Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights (Ombudsman).

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Contact

Website: www.ombudsman.gov.cy

Twitter: @CYOmbudsman

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Address:

Office of the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights (Ombudsman)

Era House

Diagorou 2

1097 Nicosia

Cyprus

Tel: +357 22405501

Fax: +357 22672881

 

Contact Person:

Kyriakos Kyriakou

Tel: +357 22405518

Email: kkyriakou@ombudsman.gov.cy