Ombudsman of Spain

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The Defender of the people (Defensor del Pueblo) is the Spanish Ombudsman, included in the Spanish constitution of 1978, Section 54. He protects the rights of citizens and oversees the administration's activities.

The name "Defensor del Pueblo" is common in most of the Spanish-speaking countries.

He is a member of the Iberoamerican Federation of Ombudsman.

  • 2000 -: Enrique Múgica Herzog
  • 1994-1999: Fernando Alvarez de Miranda y Torres
  • 1988-1993: Alvaro Gil-Robles
  • 1982-1987: Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez Cortés


[edit] The Defenders of the People in the Autonomous Communities

  • Ararteko (Autonomous Community of the Basque Country)
  • Defensor del Pueblo Andaluz (Andalusia)
  • Defensor del Pueblo de Navarra (Comunidad Foral de Navarra)
  • Diputado del Común (Canary Islands)
  • El Justicia de Aragón (Autonomous Community of Aragon)
  • Procurador del Común (Castille-et-León)
  • Procurator General del Principado de Asturias (Principalities of Asturias)
  • Síndic de Greuges de Catalunya (Catalonia)
  • Síndic de Greuges de la Comunitat Valenciana (Community of Valencia)
  • Valedor do Pobo (Galicia)

[edit] The Book of the Defender of the People

This book presents the history of the institution in Spain, flying over History itself and the development in the world, particularly in Hispanic countries. It is posted online and you can read the pdf version by downloading it here:

[edit] Internal Links

[edit] External Links

[edit] Notes and References

Official Website of Ararteko

Official website of the Defensor del Pueblo Andaluz

Official website of Diputado del Común

Official website of Justicia de Aragón

Official website of Procurador del Común

Official Website of the Procuradora General del Principado de Asturias

Official website of the Síndico Agravios de Cataluña

Official website of the Síndico de Greuges de la Comunitat Valenciana

Official website of Valedor do Pobo

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