Ombuds-Institutions for Armed Forces

Many countries have established mechanisms and ombuds-institutions for dealing with complaints against their armed forces. While the mandate and scope varies from country to country, in general, the aim of ombuds institutions with jurisdiction over the armed forces is to exercise scrutiny over the armed forces and to investigate any action that is the subject of a complaint against the armed forces. More...


DCAF and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) have published a new book on Ombuds Institutions in Francophone Africa. DCAF undertook three case studies in Burkina Faso, Burundi and Senegal each of which was prepared by country experts. The case studies are available in English and French.

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Photos from the Fourth International Conference of Ombuds-Institutions for the Armed Forces