History of the Institution of Ombudsman

2020
The Public Defender of Rights JUDr. Stanislav Křeček, the Deputy Public Defender of Rights Mgr. Monika Šimůnková
2014
The Public Defender of Rights Mgr. Anna Šabatová, Ph.D., the Deputy Public Defender of Rights JUDr. Stanislav Křeček
2010
The Public Defender of Rights JUDr. Pavel Varvařovský, the Deputy Public Defender of Rights RNDr. Jitka Seitlová
2006
The Public Defender of Rights JUDr. Otakar Motejl, the Deputy Public Defender of Rights RNDr. Jitka Seitlová
2000
The Public Defender of Rights JUDr. Otakar Motejl, the Deputy Public Defender of Rights Mgr. Anna Šabatová
1999
Adoption of Act No. 349/1999 Coll., on the Public Defender of Rights, establishing the office of ombudsman in the Czech Republic. The Chamber of Deputies approved the bill by a slim majority on 4 November; the Senate passed it on 8 November.
20th century
After the Second World War, ombudsman institutions appeared and were gradually established in nearly 100 countries of the world.
1809
The institution of the ombudsman was incorporated into the Swedish constitution. The ombudsman was defined as a parliamentary body whose task was to ensure that public officers and judges adhere to laws and other regulations.
1713
From this year, the duty of the ombudsman was to ensure the correct conduct of royal officials.
18th century
The first “true” ombudsman post was established by Swedish King Charles XII (discounting some previous positions of a similar nature, e.g., the Roman tribune of the plebs).