Office of the Ombudsman Tonga

Protecting Rights

Where rights can be protected

The Ombudsman plays a role in protecting the rights of any person:

  • in custody on a charge or after conviction of any offence; or
  • who is a patient of any hospital within the meaning of the Mental Health At 2001. 

How can we help?

Where a detained person is not happy with their treatment by the Ministry of Police / Prisons or Health 

  • They may write a letter to the Ombudsman and address it to the Ombudsman.
  • This letter shall be immediately forwarded, unopened to the Ombudsman by the person in charge of the place or institution where the writer of the letter is detained.
  • Upon receipt of the letter, it is considered a complaint.
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