THE INSTITUTION OF LOCAL OMBUDSMAN - COMPARATIVE EXPERIENCES SELECTED WORLSWIDE AND THE CITY OF BELGRADE
The paper analyzes one institution that has experienced expansion around the world in recent decades - the ombudsman. Taking into account that during this period a relationship between local authorities and the central state authority changed significantly, as well as that local authorities gained increasing competencies in relation to the citizens, this paper put special emphasis on local (i.e. municipal) protectors of citizens. The aim of this paper is to point out the capacity of the protector of citizens operating in the city of Belgrade, with special reference and comparison with local ombudsmen around the world (particularly with practice in Spain and the Netherlands).