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Expert service

The expert service of the ombudsman carries out all the experts tasks for the ombudsman and the deputy ombudsmen by area of responsibility of the ombudsman, classifies initiatives, deals with initiatives, prepares opinions, proposals and recommendations, carries out investigative activities, compiles the ombudsman's reports on findings in connection with initiatives, and provides initiators with information concerning their initiatives. The expert service of the ombudsman also carries out administrative, technical, informational and other tasks in connection with initiatives.

The expert service is led by Martina Ocepek, University Graduate in Laws.

Gašper Adamič Metlikovič, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: ethics of public statement language, assembly and association, voting right, protection of personal data and privacy, access to information of public character, mechanisms of protection against discrimination, national and ethnic minorities

Nataša Bratož, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: civil procedures and relationships, proceedings before labor and social courts, pre-litigation procedures, administrative litigation, advocacy and notary, disability insurance, pension insurance

Živa Cotič Zidar, University Graduate in Laws, Master of Laws
Fields of work: protection of children's rights, contacts with parents, alimony, child allowances and management of children's property, foster care, guardianship, institutional care, violence against children in the family, violence against children outside the family

Zlata Debevec, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: citizenship, aliens, denationalisation, property law affairs, administrative procedures, intervention in the environment, spatial planning, communal economy, communications, energy, transport, concessions, housing relationships, housing economy, redress of injustice

Robert Gačnik, Graduate in Criminal Justice and Security, Criminal Investigation Specialist
Fields of work: tasks from the scope of the Ombudsman's role as the National Preventive Mechanism, security services, detainees, prisoners, persons under police apprehension, police procedures, offences

Lidija Hvastja Rupnik, University Graduate in Communication Studies
Fields of work: child advocacy

Jan Irgel, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: labor law, administrative affairs, environment and space, housing affairs.

Mag. Lea Javornik - University Graduate in Sociology, University Graduate in Journalism
Field of work: child advocacy, supervision and intervision

Petra Komel, University Graduate in Laws
Field of work: pension insurance, disability insurance, social benefits, benefits and scholarships, poverty - general, education, sports, culture, social activities, alimony, child allowances and child management, foster care, guardianship, institutional care, children with special needs

Mag. Uroš Kovačič, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: detainees, prisoners, persons under police apprehension, police procedures, offences, court procedures

Barbara Kranjc,
University Graduate in Laws
Field of work: labor law, employment relations, unemployment, administrative matters, denationalisation, property law, taxes, customs, administrative procedures, environment and space, spatial planning, other regulated activities, utilities, communications, energy, transport, concessions, licenses

Žiga Kovač, Master of Comparative Literature and Master of Slovene Studies
Field of work: unified entry point

Lina Maršič, University Graduate in Laws
Field of work: unified entry point

Jure Markič, Master of Laws
Fields of work: tasks from the scope of the Ombudsman's role as the National Preventive Mechanism, psychiatric patients, persons in social care institutions, youth homes

Dr. Simona Mlinar, University Graduate in Theology, Master of Anthropology
Fields of work: health care, health insurance, social care, institutional care, violence, institutional care, powerty

Dr. Polona Mozetič, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: applicants for international protection, freedom of conscience, ethics of public expression, national and ethnic minorities, equal employment opportunities, children of minorities and groups at risk, social activities (culture, sport), redress of injustice

Maša Ocepek, Graduate in Laws
Field of work: unified entry point

Ana Marija Polutnik, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: tasks from the scope of the Ombudsman's role as the National Preventive Mechanism, psychiatric patients, persons in social care institutions, youth homes

Dr. Ingrid Russi Zagožen, University Graduate in Psychology
Fields of work: social allowances and support, social services, institutional protection, poverty – general, violence – anywhere, personal problems, psychiatric patients, elderly people

Andreja Srebotnik, University Graduate in Laws
Field of work: pre-litigation procedures, criminal procedures, offences, detainees, prisoners, persons under police apprehension, civil procedures and relationships, illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, Tasks from the scope of the Ombudsman's role in the National Preventive Mechanism

Mojca Sirk, University Graduate in Laws
Field of work: aliens and applicants for international protection, freedom of conscience, ethics of public expression, national and ethnic minorities, equal employment opportunities, children of minorities and groups at risk, social activities (culture, sport), redress of injustice

Eva Stropnik, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: labor law matters, unemployment, denationalisation, property law matters, taxes, customs, administrative procedures and other administrative matters.

Neva Šturm, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: health insurance, health care, pension insurance, disability insurance, labour relationship, civil servants, scholarships, unemployment, citizenship, aliens, social activities (culture, sport)

Jasna Vunduk, University Graduate in Social Pedagogy
Fields of work: child advocacy, protection of children’s rights

Lan Vošnjak, University Graduate in Laws
Fields of work: protection of children’s rights, labour matters

Rozi Žalig, Graduate in South Slavonic Studies and Graduate in Comparative Literature
Fields of work: ethics of public statement language, assembly and association, voting right, protection of personal data and privacy, access to information of public character, mechanisms of protection against discrimination, national and ethnic minorities