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Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud – LDO

October 26th 2011

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The Ombud was set up on January 1, 2006 by merging the Equality Ombud, the Equality Centre and the Centre against Ethnic Discrimination. The Ombud shall combat discrimination and promote equality regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, language, religion, sexual orientation and age.

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

Contact details:

Postal address: PO Box 8048, Dep, N-0031 Oslo, Norway

Helpline: +47 800 41 556

Telephone: +47 23 15 73 00

General email address:


Contact persons 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).