Origins of the Ombudsman The term “Ombudsman” is an indigenous Swedish, Danish and Norwegian term, rooted in Old Norse and essentially means “representative.” A prototype of an Ombudsman may have flourished in China during the Qin Dynasty (221 BC) and in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. The first preserved use however is in Sweden. In fact, the Ombudsman first appeared in Sweden in 1713. At [...]

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