Recommendations of the Ombudsman, support in the performance of his tasks, and appeals to the Constitutional Court
(1) The Ombudsman may issue recommendations to the highest body authorised to issue instructions in a department of the State administration investigated in relation to a specific case. The authority concerned must comply within a deadline of two months with the recommendations, or justify why they have not, or not in time, been complied with.
(2) At the request of the Ombudsman, the Constitutional Court pronounces on the legality of decrees enacted by the State administration.
(3) If differences of opinion arise between the Ombudsman and the State Government over the sphere of competence of the Ombudsman, at the request of the State Government or the Ombudsman the Constitutional Court decides the matter in closed proceedings.
(4) All Federal, State and municipal authorities shall support the Ombudsman as part of their obligation to render each other mutual assistance, guarantee access to documents and, upon request, provide the information required. Official secrecy does not apply with respect to the Ombudsman, who must observe official secrecy to the same degree as the authority which he has approached.