Ombudsman addresses CESS Conference in Istanbul

8 May 2012

The Ombudsman for the Defence Forces, Paulyn Marrinan Quinn SC, addressed the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) organised 'The Rule of Law and the Security Sector Conference' in Istanbul, Turkey today . The Ombudsman was a guest speaker at the Conference which was financed by the Matra programme of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organised by CESS, the Netherlands and the ARI Movement, Turkey. The Ombudsman addressed Session III of the Conference themed “Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for Governmental Security Officials”, her presentation was titled  “How can the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces help to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Armed Forces Personnel”.

A copy of her Address and Presentation are attached.

Photographs of the Conference may be viewed here.