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ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).

om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.
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Durante la presentacion del informe preliminar, el ombusman nacional senalo que en el desalojo de los normalistas del plantel "Raul Isidro Burgos" de Ayotzinapa hubo uso indebido de armas de fuego y uso excesivo de la fuerza publica, lo que derivo en el homicidio de dos alumnos de esa institucion y cuatro lesionados a tiros.
Ombusman, USCIS 2 (May 22, 2009) [hereinafter Aytes Memo], available at http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/uscis_response_cisomb_rec_39.pdf (explaining that USCIS conducts training sessions for and participates in conferences conducted by non-governmental stakeholders, and maintains a phone line specifically reserved for advocates of U visa applicants): see also JANUARY 2009 OMBUDSMAN REPORT, supra note 89, at 3 (noting the "positive reports from stakeholders about the Vermont Service Center and its role in adjudicating T and U visas").
En el escenario politico actual, el ombusman nacional resulta ser una pieza trascendente.
Medidas provisionales pedidas por el ombusman de la provincia de Entre Rios, reclamando medidas concretas de accion en defensa del derecho a la salud de los ninos de la region (Juzgado de Familia, Civil y Penal de Menores de Gualeguaychu -14/10/2005, Expte.
Existe ya una tendencia a ampliar el concepto de division de poderes mas alla de los tres poderes tradicionales, como los muestran en algunos Estados los organos autonomos que dirimen controversias constitucionales, las instituciones electorales autonomas y el ombusman, que son formas de limitacion y distribucion del poder politico
In addition, Decision 94/262 specifies that "when taking up his duties, the Ombusman shall give a solemn undertaking before the Court of Justice of the European Communities that he will perform his duties with complete independence and impartiality and that during and after his term of office he will respect the obligations arising therefrom, in particular his duty to behave with integrity and discretion as regards the acceptance, after he has ceased to hold office of certain appointments or benefits." Id.
Ombusman prosecutors had charged Imelda with graft because her transactions violated the 1973 Constitution for taking place while she was serving as Batasang Pambansa member from 1978 to 1984 and minister of human settlements from 1976 to 1986.
Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbek Akun said a polling station in Naryn was closed from 9.20 to 9.30."Precinct election commission members said the polling station was closed since they were counting ballots and did not have time to do that before opening," Tursunbek Akun said."One member of precinct election commission registers voters and gives ballots to them at some polling stations in Naryn city, which is violation," Ombudsman Akun said."All violations at polling stations across the country recorded by staff members of the Ombusman's Office are communicated to the President's Administration," the Ombudsman said.
Frente al rechazo de organizaciones no gubernamentales defensoras de los derechos humanos que ponen en duda su vocacion de ombusman, Jose Luis Soberanes, presidente de la Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH), advierte que no dimitira.
Despite her ties with the Dutertes, Morales maintained that the Office of the Ombusman will remain an independent office.
Tratamos de que no hubiera nada que indicara censura y se propuso la creacion de un organo, que puede ser modificado debido a las criticas en su contra, aunque esta la alternativa del ombusman.