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Greek Ombudsman

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The mission of the Greek Ombudsman is to mediate between the public administration and private individuals, in order to protect the latter’s rights, to ensure the former’s compliance with the rule of law, and to combat maladministration. After the enactment of Law 3304/2005 with reference to “the application of the principle of equal treatment regardless of ethnic origin, religious or other convictions, disability, age or sexual orientation”, the Ombudsman’s role was extended to cover the promotion of equal treatment by public administration services. Additionally, after the enactment of Laws 3488/2006 and 3769/2009, the Ombudsman is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the principle of equal treatment between men and women.

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

Contact details:

Postal address: Hatziyianni Mexi 5, 115 28 Athens, Greece

Telephone: +30 210 72 89 600

General email address:


Contact person for media enquiries:

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[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).