The ombudsperson will enjoy immunity. This will not be arrested, detained or searched without the Parliament’s consent, while the ombudsperson’s assistants - without the preliminary notification of the legislative body. However, if the official is caught red-handed, the Parliament’s consent will not be necessary. This is provided in a bill was given a final reading by the MPs, IPN reports.
Also, the procedure for selecting, appointing and dismissing the ombudsperson was modified. More exactly, all the candidates who will pass the contest staged by Parliament, not only two persons as now, will be presented for nomination to the legislature.
The ombudsperson could be dismissed only after being questioned in Parliament.
The ombudsperson’s duties were extended and will include the examination of applications submitted by legal entities, not only of those submitted by private individuals.