487 Cases Submitted to The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice

The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice has received 487 cases between 13th June 2021 and 13th September 2021. This includes 172 cases related to right to housing, 156 cases related to right to work, 44 cases related to freedom from unlawful arrest, 26 cases related to right to fair and transparent hearing, 24 cases related to no degrading treatment or torture, 12 cases related to the right to acquire and hold property, 09 cases each regarding right to fair administrative action and economic and social rights, 07 cases related to right of pension, 06 cases each about responsibilities and duties, right to education and freedom of assembly and 10 cases related to other issues.

From these 487 cases, the Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice has decided to proceed with the investigation of 449 cases and has rejected 26 cases. Furthermore, the office has decided to dismiss one case as it is under investigation by a presidential commission and has sent 06 cases for more information. The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice has also advised to resubmit 05 cases which are currently ongoing trial at courts, once the trials are over.

The Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice opened this year for submission of cases from 13th June 2021 to 13th September 2021.

According to the Transitional Justice Act (Act number: 28/2020), cases of systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by a government institution or a person in an authoritative position of power can be investigated by the Ombudsperson’s Office for Transitional Justice.