|On December 22, 2003 a municipality training seminar on human rights promotion and protection through the local ombudsman institution was held in Brezovo.
It was organized jointly by the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Bulgarian Association for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution - Plovdiv. |
The mayors of all the locations in the municipality of Brezovo as well as representatives of the district and municipal administration and municipal councillors took part in the event.
The seminar was aimed at acquainting the participants with the possibility for establishment on municipal level of the institution of the local public mediator, introduced by the latest amendments of the Law on Local Self-Government and Local Administration, and raising their awareness on the important part the institution can play for betterment of the administrative services and curbing corruption on local level.
The Bulgarian Association for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution – Plovdiv team presented the legislative framework of the institution in Bulgaria and the practical problems to be overcomed in connection with its future introduction on local level as well as a comparative legal review of the ombudsman institution in Europe. Special attention was paid on the presentation of the Ombudsman Information Network.
Agenda of the seminar