Ombudsman and supervisory work
Ombudsmen and other supervisory institutions have been established all over the world. The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman has worked with such institutions for many years, and sharing experiences and discussing best practices with like-minded institutions is central to our international work.
The purpose of such cooperation is to share knowledge and experience from practical work as an ombudsman or supervisory authority with the aim of giving our partners fruit for thought on how to carry out their mandate and to develop and strengthen their institutions.
The topics vary a lot depending on the themes for cooperation on which our partners wish to put emphasis. Such themes might be the rights of prison inmates and hospital patients, the organisation of and systems for complaint handling or strengthening the impact on the administrative authorities covered by the ombudsman’s mandate.
The cooperation is designed in close collaboration with our partners. Sometimes we will run workshops and training abroad. Sometimes our partners are invited to Denmark to see how we work with the themes here, for instance by visiting a Danish prison or discussing topics of common interest with relevant Danish authorities.