Alberta Fabbricotti, Chiara Venturini
- Minorities — Children, rights — International organizations, practice and procedure — Peace keeping
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The word ‘ombudsperson’ is used in the English language as a gender neutral synonym of ‘ombudsman’. Originally a Swedish word, the term ‘ombudsman’ means ‘representative’ or ‘proxy’. Although the national legal systems that have introduced equivalent institutions use quite different terminologies (eg Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Médiateur de la République, Protecteur du Citoyen, Volksanwaltschaft, Defensor del Pueblo, Difensore Civico), the doctrine almost unanimously employs the original Scandinavian denomination, or ‘ombudsperson’ or even...