What is the Austrian Ombudsman Board?

PeopleOther ♦ Published: June 8, 2022; 21:57 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian Ombudsman Board began its work 45 years ago. Since then, according to the Austrian constitution, anyone who suspects maladministration can turn to the Austrian Ombudsman Board. The Austrian Ombudsman Board in Vienna also houses the General Secretariat of the International Ombudsman Institute. Learn more about the Austrian Ombudsman Board.

Ombudsman Bernhard Achitz (l.), Ombudsman Werner Amon (m.) and Ombudsman Walter Rosenkranz (r.). / Picture: © Volksanwaltschaft / Photo Simonis

The Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) or called in German "Volksanwaltschaft", consists of three members and is set up as a parliamentary ombudsman board to monitor public administration. It is available free of charge to all people with problems with public authorities who feel they have been treated unfairly by organs of the administration and have already exhausted all legal…