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EU Administrative Law$
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Paul Craig

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296811

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296811.001.0001

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The Ombudsman *

The Ombudsman *

(p.829) 22 The Ombudsman*
EU Administrative Law

Paul Craig

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the evolution of the Ombudsman within the Union institutional system. It begins by discussing the historical emergence of the Ombudsman. The focus shifts to the powers of the European Ombudsman and the restraints placed thereupon. It then analyses the way in which the Ombudsman has defined and applied the concept of maladministration. It then addresses specific aspects of the institutional relationship between the Ombudsman and the Community judiciary. The chapter concludes with some general remarks pertaining to the institutional evolution of the Ombudsman in the Union's political and legal order.

Keywords:   Ombudsman, maladministration, Community judiciary, restraints

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