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Office of the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman)

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Overview

The Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights is the Ombudsman of the Republic of Cyprus, whose mandate has been extended in May 2004 to also act as National Equality Body (NEB). Within the Body, 2 departments operate: The Equality Authority – dealing with discrimination in the field of employment and occupation, and gender issues in all fields – and The Anti-discrimination Body – dealing with all other grounds except gender, in all fields except employment/occupation.

The organisation is is a predominantly quasi-judicial body [1].

Contact details:

Postal address: ERA House, 2 Diagorou Street, 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 22 405 500

General email address: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.cy

Website: http://www.ombudsman.gov.cy/ombudsman/ombudsman.nsf/index_en/index_en?OpenDocument

Contact person for media enquiries:

- To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:


[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly quasi-judicial bodies are “impartial institutions which spend the bulk of their time and resources hearing, investigating and deciding on individual instances of discrimination brought before them” (page 43).