DCAF, Razumkov Centre
This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Fifth International Conference “The Role of Ombuds Institutions in Security Sector Governance”. Conference Five, following to the previous conferences recommendations, sought to examine current Ukraine’s security sector governance challenges related to the role of independent oversight institutions and monitoring security sector policies and practices. Ombuds institutions play a vital role in protecting human rights in any nation. A central role is the institutions’ ability to independently aggregate data about human rights violations in order to recommend investigations and to propose changes to policies and practices.