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Democratic Security Sector Governance

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Democratic institutions, both the democratically elected branch of the legislature (e.g. assembly or parliament) and the judiciary, in all nations have a vital role to play in security sector oversight and monitoring security sector policies and practices. In this way, parliamentary oversight is a critical component of legislative governance of the security sector.

The role of parliamentarians and parliamentary committees is multi-faceted and, ultimately, determines the legal framework for security policy and practice, accountability of security institutions and security institutions’ use of financial and human resources. Such activities presume a high degree of motivation and focused activity by interested parliamentarians.

Additionally, all security sector institutions and their employees must be accountable to an independent judiciary for their actions.

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 8

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Eighth International Conference “Human Rights and Security Sector Governance: Ukraine’s Reform Challenges”. Since 2014, Ukraine’s security sector has been und … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 7

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Seventh International Conference “Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges”. Conference Seven, following to the previous conferenc … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 2

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Second International Conference “Security Sector Governance: The Role of Democratic Institutions & International Best Practices”. Conference Two, followin … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 1

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the First International Conference “Monitoring Ukraine’s Security Governance Challenges: Status and Needs”. Conference One sought to examine and document challeng … read more

Human Rights and Security Sector Governance: Conference 8

On the occasion of the 8th Conference held in the framework of DCAF’s ongoing cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands’ it has been announced that an additional event will be held in October. The event will serve as a wrap-up … read more

Criminal Justice Practice and Violence Against Women

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and La Strada-Ukraine (LSU) collaborated to assess the current practices of the Ukrainian criminal justice system in responding to violence against women and domestic violence. The spe … read more

Conference 7: Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges

In the framework of the ‘Ukraine – Security Governance Best Practice and Monitoring Platforms’ project, the seventh conference took place in Kiev between 29 and 30 March. This conference addressed Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress a … read more

Conference 7: Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges

In the framework of the ‘Ukraine – Security Governance Best Practice and Monitoring Platforms’ project, the seventh conference will take place in Kiev between 29 and 30 March. This conference will address Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Pr … read more

The Security Sector Legislation of Ukraine (2017 update)

This comprehensive collection of Ukrainian legislation on the Security Sector serves two purposes: it gives Ukrainian and Western experts an overview of what legal documents already exist in Ukraine; and serves as a tool for identifying possibilities f … read more

Proceedings from the Second International Conference “Security Sector Governance: The Role of Democratic Institutions & International Best Practices”

Monitoring Ukraine’s Security Governance Challenges. Proceedings from the Second International Conference “Security Sector Governance: The Role of Democratic Institutions & International Best Practices” 16-17 March 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine   This p … read more

Conference 6: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions.

The sixth multi-stakeholder conference addressing Ukraine’s security governance challenges took place in Kiev between 1st and 2nd February. The conference focused on defence production, sales and acquisitions. The objective of the event was to identify … read more

Investigating and Prosecuting International Corruption and Money Laundering Cases

This publication presents legislative and practical aspects of criminal prosecution of economic crime, including financial investigations, asset recovery, and mutual legal assistance. It provides step-by-step guidance to both policy makers and practiti … read more

Conference 5: The Role of Ombuds Institutions in Security Sector Governance

The fifth multi-stakeholder conference on “The role of the ombuds Institutions in security sector governance” took place on 29-30 November 2016 in Kyiv. The Ukrainian parliament commissioner for human rights opened the conference by clarifying the stat … read more

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