Pursuant to Article 9b of Regulation 2020/2223, the Controller of procedural guarantees examines in an independent manner complaints submitted by persons concerned in investigations carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). The Controller can neither seek nor take instructions from anyone in the performance of her duties. Through the complaint’s mechanism, the Controller monitors OLAF’s compliance with procedural guarantees and with the rules applicable to investigations, in particular infringements of procedural requirements and fundamental rights.
The Controller is appointed by the Commission for a non-renewable term of five years.
The Secretariat of the Supervisory Committee provides the Controller with all necessary administrative and legal support (Article 9a of Regulation 2020/2223).