Ombudsman-Portrait

John R. Walters
Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman of Namibia promotes and protect human rights, fair and effective administration, combat misappropriation or misuse of public resources and protect the environment and natural resources of Namibia through the independent and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints and through raising public awareness.

This web presence serves to provide access to information and a means of providing contact details for the various branch offices. The annual reports as well as special reports are available for download in various formats. There is also a library containing the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia. First for Namibia the constitution is now also available in audio format. The audio edition is is playable online and is professionally read.

News

Public hearings on Racism/Racial and general Discrimination kick off

The public hearings on Racism/ Racial and general Discrimination were rounded off in Windhoek last week. Several concerned groups mad submissions on what they deem as discrimination and how they believe the issues should be tackled. The presentations brought to light many issues that the Namibian people have struggled with over the years and still continue to plague our society. Law Professor, Nico Horn, Legal Assistance Director Ms Toni Hancox and National Coordinator of the Namibian Diverse Women Association , Ms Linda Baumann of served as panel members throughout the hearings and will assist the Ombudsman with the final report.
The hearings will continue across the Zambezi , Kunene, Hardap and Oshikoto Regions in order to gauge the view of the marginalized communities. The general public are welcome to make their submissions to adavid@ombudsman.org.na or epretorius@ombudsman.org.na all submissions will be treated as confidential. You can further courier your submission to our head office. The Ombudsman aims to get the public’s perception on issues of Racism/Racial and general Discrimination in order to help guide and re-visits existing laws and formulate regulations against these types of discrimination.