1. Parliament shall appoint the Regional Ombudsman, and City Councils shall in turn appoint local ombudsmen, and provide the material structure as well as the human and financial resources needed to ensure the proper performance of responsibilites.
2. The government of Catalonia is obliged to cooperate with the Ombudsman. In case of repeated failure, the Syndicate may impose the sanctions provided for by law.
3. Ombudsmen perform their duties with full independence and objectivity, are irremovable and can only be suspended or removed from office for reasons previously established by law.