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New Deputy Ombudsman Appointed by the Parliament

30.03.2016 16:58
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Members of the National Assembly by 60 votes for and 16 against appointed Miha Horvat as the fourth Deputy of Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer on Tuesday, 29. 3. 2016. A deputy's term lasts six years.

Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer pointed out that in the search for a new deputy she conducted a few interviews outside the Human Rights Ombudsman institution, but the people with whom she spoke, already has their career and vision of the future life. She also outlined some of the qualities of the candidate. She said that the university graduate political scientist is just about to graduate in doctoral studies of law, has worked for nine years as a consultant in the field of justice and also as a member of the National preventive mechanism (NPM).

"In short, the young man, highly professional and extremely hardworking, worthy of all my confidence," she described him and addressed the members of the Parliament to give him their voice.

New Deputy Ombudsman Miha Horvat put an oath that he will carry out his tasks in accordance with the Costitution and the Law, that he will protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, and will carry out his work conscientiously and impartially, respecting the principles of fairness and good governance.

Deputy Horvat succeed the deputy ombudsman Jernej Rovšek, who retired on 29 February this year. Rovšek was elected as a deputy ombudsman in September 2014 for the fourth time. Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer stated that on the time she proposed Mr. Rovšek to be her deputy, she had in mind that he might not end his term. But it was the move of respect toward a man, who wrote the Human Rights Ombudsman Law (ZVarCP), was co-founder of the institution in Slovenia and act in it for more than 20 years. It was only fair that till his retirement he remained her first deputy not an employee on a lower position, she stressed.


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