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Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces: Selected Case Studies

12 January, 2017


Ombuds institutions for the armed forces are key actors in establishing good governance and implementing democratic controls of the security sector. These institutions are tasked with protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of armed forces personnel, as well as providing oversight and preventing maladministration of the armed forces. This publication highlights good practices and lessons learned in seven case studies of ombuds institutions for the armed forces from the following OSCE states:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom


William McDermott, Kim Piaget