Pursuant to the provision in section 1 (1) of the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act (Act No. 473 of 12 June 1996 as most recently amended by Act No. 502 of 12 June 2009), the Ombudsman shall submit an annual report on his activities to Parliament. The report shall be published. In the report, the Ombudsman shall among other things highlight statements on individual cases which may be of general interest. The outline of the cases in the report shall contain information about the explanations given by the authorities concerning the matters criticised (section 11 (2) of the Parliamentary Ombudsman Act).
In accordance with the above provisions, I am hereby submitting my annual report for the year 2009.
The 2009 report contains articles from the institution’s divisions. The idea is to provide broader and more general information about important matters, cases or development trends.
In addition to these articles, the report includes a brief statement from the office’s director about the general state of the office.
The statistics are annexed together with summaries of selected cases from 2009.
Copenhagen, September 2010