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Advocate of the Principle of Equality

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The Advocate of the Principle of Equality is an independent state authority that provides independent assistance and support to persons subjected to discrimination when enforcing their rights regarding protection against discrimination in administrative and judicial proceedings.

In addition to providing advice and legal assistance, the Advocate carries out independent research in the area of protection against discrimination, publishes reports and issues recommendations to state authorities, local communities, employers, economic operators and other entities regarding the position of persons with a certain personal circumstance. In addition, it may perform certain inspection tasks regarding the guarantee of the right to protection against discrimination.

In contrast to the work of the Human Rights Ombudsman, the work of the Advocate is not limited only to ensuring protection against possible discriminatory practices in the public sector, but also extends to the private sector, where it may examine the situation and take action as appropriate.