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The need for an ombudsman

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dc.contributor.author Webb, Richard John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-07T00:16:54Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T03:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-07T00:16:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T03:56:59Z
dc.date.copyright 1965
dc.date.issued 1965
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/23090
dc.description.abstract In September, 1962 the New Zealand Parliament passed the Parliamentary Commissioner (Ombudsman) Act, thereby creating within New Zealand the Office of a public official commonly known as the Ombudsman. This step was significant in a number of ways. It marked for the first time the establishment of the office of Ombudsman in a Country outside of that part of the world where such an office, as we know it, originated. The Swedes were the first to create this Office, early in the nineteenth century, and thus it is not surprising that the name 'Ombudsman' is Swedish. Since then the Office has been established in the other Scandinavian Countries - Denmark, Norway and Finland. In addition West Germany has a military Ombudsman. As will be seen later there has been no inherent reason why the office should have been so common to this part of the world; it is clear that the reasons for the establishment of such office are political, rather than geographical or racial; and the appearance of this office of relatively recent times does not mark the emergence of a new political concept, for it is merely a different form of political office which can be traced back at least to the Roman Republic Sawer, Ombudsman p8. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title The need for an ombudsman en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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