Slovene Ombudsman on His Work in 1997

Ljubljana, 20 January - The Ombudsman Office received 14.8 percent more requests in 1997 than the year before. Most cases dealt with police and court procedures and administrative affairs. Also, a half more requests were made from the field of labour law, ombudsman Ivan Bizjak told a news conference on Tuesday. He stressed the legislature and the executive should concentrate more heavily on the issue of human rights, legal security and related objectives. Basic human rights are not systematically or broadly violated in Slovenia, but they are sometimes insufficiently observed, Bizjak estimated.

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