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Ombudsmen Act
A resolution to reduce income inequality and increase basic welfare.

Category: Social Justice Strength: Mild Proposed by: Imperium Londinium

Description:

The WA:

RECOGNISING that the ability of citizens to exercise their rights is limited and finite in comparison to the scale and power of corporate or governmental bodies;

UNDERSTANDING that, for most parties to a conflict, costly legal action is often the only available option due to lack of adequate independent arbitration;

BELIEVING THEREFORE that the free services of Ombudsmen are necessary to ensure that the cases of individual complaints are fairly ruled upon.

Hereby:

CREATES national Ombudsmen Services in every nation to serve the public and national interests;

MANDATES that national Ombudsmen Services have the following powers and requirements :

A free to access and use service to provide a forum for complaints from individuals against government agencies or corporations

The power to compel organisations or government agencies to negotiate with individuals

The power to accept or decline complaints based upon local laws and customs

The power to advise or mediate between individuals and organisations to achieve a fair result

ADVISES nations to increase the remit of Ombudsmen Services to make the recommendations of the Ombudsmen legally binding to all parties;

RECOMMENDS that nations create individual Ombudsmen Services with remits over specific areas of interest, such as Healthcare, Finance etc;

CHARGES Ombudsmen Services to uphold fair practice in arbitrating complaints of maladministration or violation of rights, noting that the legal representation of a company or government agency is likely to be superior to that of an individual;

CREATES the International Ombudsmen Oversight Committee (IOOC) which is charged with ensuring that the Ombudsmen follow the principle of fairness, the local laws, and industry best practice;

DEFINES the role of the IOOC to be an international forum comprised of members from each WA state Ombudsmen service, as a place to share industry best practice and to highlight to the public areas where national Ombudsmen Services can or should improve;

ORDERS all national governments make all reasonable attempts to make their citizenry aware of the new Ombudsman Service, and the right of all citizens to make reasonable complaints about government organisations or corporations;

DECLARES that nothing in this Act shall limit national sovereignty of member nations to determine whether the evaluated opinion of their Ombudsman Service is provided on the basis of a pure mediator with no legal power, a mediator whose verdicts are legally binding, or some other alternative.

PERMITS individual nations to rename their Ombudsman Services as they see fit, so long as the service still complies with this resolution.

Votes For: 1,712 (35%)

Votes Against: 3,128 (65%)

Voting Ends: in 3 days 7 hours

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Lame. I'll make an ombudsman if and when I want to, not at the say of the WA.

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Seems to both overrule national sovereignty and do it in a way that gives these "ombudsmen" a whole lot of unregulated power.

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All hail the Super-Government...

How silly. Against

Just imagine how this:

A free to access and use service to provide a forum for complaints from individuals against government agencies or corporations

The power to compel organisations or government agencies to negotiate with individuals

Would actually just dissolve your social fabric when some guy could compel government and private businesses into binding arbitration.

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