Asian Ombudsman

This research project is undertaken in cooperation with Univ. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer with the support of Mag. Philipp Janig and Mag. Thomas Stefan Eder. It is commissioned by the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) and aims to provide a comparative legal analysis of Ombudsman 56 Institutions and similar public rievance systems in Asia. By comparing the legal basis, this study in particular analyzes the mandate and powers of those bodies, as well as their relationship to other public institutions within their country (the executive, legislature and judiciary).

Geographically, this study aims to examine countries in those parts of the Asian continent that have not yet been addressed by previous studies under the supervision/patronage/support of the IOI. Therefore, it will primarily deal with countries in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.

This study primarily analyses parliamentary Ombudsman institutions, as well as those institutions that are either members of the International Ombudsman Institute or the Asian Ombudsman Association or whose examination is expedient for a holistic overview of Ombudsmanship and similar complaints systems in Asia.