Peter Svetina appointed new human rights ombudsman

Ljubljana, 29 January - Peter Svetina, a 53-year-old special education expert and social entrepreneur, was overwhelmingly endorsed as Slovenia's fifth human rights ombudsman in parliament on Tuesday as 89 MPs voted in favour and none against. He succeeds Vlasta Nussdorfer, whose five-year term ends on 23 February.

Peter Svetina, the nominee for human rights ombudsman, presents his bid at the Presidential Palace.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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