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 announces with great pleasure that it will be hosting the sixth International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (6ICOAF) in Geneva from the 26th to the 28th of October 2014. The 6ICOAF will include panel sessions relevant to the topics of social media and capacity building for new and existing ombuds institutions. For more details on the event, click here.

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