Topics Ombudsman

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


A public official tasked with investigating improper or illegal actions on the part of government agencies which may infringe on the rights of individuals. Enables individuals to bring complaints about the actions of the government.


Regulation and Oversight; Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for an ombudsman?
  • Who nominates the ombudsman?
  • Who approves the nomination of the ombudsman?
  • What is the length of term of the ombudsman?
  • What restrictions are in place regarding the number of terms the ombudsman may serve?
  • What are the ombudsman's powers and duties?