Cyprus

Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights

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

Contact

www.ombudsman.gov.cy

olcommissioner@olc.gov.cy

ndionysiou@ombudsman.gov.cy

Office of the Law Commissioner 
10 Pavlou Nirvana Str., Nicosia

+ 357 22 873 002