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Information regarding human rights and good governance

If you wish to receive advice from the Ombudsman's office regarding human rights or good governance, you should submit your question to, call 67686768 or visit the office personally (make an appointment beforehand). 

Complaints about violations of human rights and good governance

The Ombudsman can investigate complaints about potential human rights violations and the principle of good governance and determine whether your human rights have been violated. Read more about the complaint procedure.

Complaints about discrimination

Where you feel that you have been unfairly discriminated against by a state institution or by a private entity, you should complain to the Ombudsman by submitting an application. The Ombudsman can evaluate whether this type of discrimination has occurred and help you to reach a settlement with the discriminator. 


  • Protecting the rights and legal interests of a person in the case of a human rights violation
  • Ensuring equal treatment and the prevention of discrimination
  • Evaluation and promotion of adherence to the principle of good administration in government 
  • Evaluation of compliance with human rights requirements under existing and draft legislation
  • Education and awareness rising in society regarding human rights standards and protection mechanisms

More information & Contacts
+371 67686768

The Ombudsman’s Office
25 Baznīcas Street
Riga, LV-1010

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A European platform for human rights education