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About the Catalan Ombudsman

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Síndic de Greuges of Catalonia and Defensor del Pueblo of Spain. Two institutions that can and should cooperate.

To protect and defend citizen’s rights and freedoms is the function of the “Síndic de Greuges” (Catalan denomination for Ombudsman). In the Anglo-Saxon world, the Ombudsman is the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Public Administration that fights against bad administration. The Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia of 1979 (EAC) created the “Síndic” as a commissioner from the Catalan Parliament. Since 1984, when it began to act, it has contributed significantly to improving the quality of public administration behaviour and public services output in Catalonia. 

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