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Office of the Ombudsman

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The Office of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia is an independent institution. The Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia is an official elected by the Parliament, whose main tasks are encouragement of the protection of human rights and promotion of a legal and expedient state authority, which observes the principle of good administration. The Ombudsman is independent in its actions and is governed only by law.

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Detailed profile

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:

Latest news:

To find out the latest news from the Ombudsman see this page (in Latvian).

Contact details:

Postal address: Baznican Street 25, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia

Telephone: + 371 67686768

General email address:


Contact persons for media enquiries:

[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).