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Under Article 91 of the Constitution and Section 3 (1) of the Ombudsman Act, the Ombudsman has the duty to investigate any request or complaint concerning: - Alleged or apparent instances of violations of fundamental rights and freedoms; - Practices and actions by persons and enterprises and other private institutions where such complaints allege that violations of fundamental rights and freedoms have taken places. The Ombudsman Act provides: “fundamental rights and freedoms means any fundamental right or freedom as defined in Chapter 3 of the Namibian Constitution”

Below are examples of resolved human rights violation complaints