High Counsils of State


  •  Title: Council of State: advisory body and administrative court trans
Description:  The Council of State has two different functions. It advises the Government and Parliament on legislation and governance, and its Administrative Jurisdiction Division is the country¬ís highest administrative court with general jurisdiction. The basis for the Council of State¬ís functions can be found in articles 73, 74 and 75 of the Constitution. Like the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the States-General (Parliament), the General Court of Audit and the National Ombudsman, the Council belongs to the High State Councils. These are bodies regulated by the Constitution, each with its own specific task, which it carries out independently of the Government.
  •  Title: National Ombudsman trans
Description:  The institution of National Ombudsman is established in order to give individuals an opportunity to place complaints about the practices of government before an independent and expert body. The mechanism works alongside existing provision, such as Parliament, the courts, and internal complaints procedures.