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Democratic Security Sector Governance

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.

Guides to Good Governance: Tackling conflicts of interest in the public sector

“Guides to Good Governance” is a series of small booklets each of which discusses a particular topic of importance to good governance in the defence sector. The main reason for promoting integrity in a systematic way is to reduce the risk of corruption … read more

Democratic and Effective Oversight of National Security Services

With the permission of the Council of Europe, DCAF has translated the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights’ May 2015 Issue Paper on ‘Democratic and effective oversight of national security services’ (link to original source here) into severa … read more

Criteria for Good Governance in the Defence Sector: International Standards and Principles

This publication was, originally, developed in order to provide assessment guidelines in the systematic evaluation of the integrity systems of nine countries. The international standards and principles contained in this publication cover a broad spectr … read more

Building Integrity Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Peer Review Process: A Diagnostic Tool for National Defence Establishments

This Building-Integrity handbook contains a questionnaire, guidance on organising the process in-country, a sample note which can be used to brief the Defence Minister or Head of the Armed Forces on how to introduce the peer review process, and an outl … read more

International Standards of Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

This Toolkit provides readers with easy access to internationally-adopted guiding principles, standards, and best practices of financial oversight of security sector institutions. The toolkit allows readers to access key international standards on budg … read more

Gender Equality and Security Sector Reform: Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Security Provision, Management and Oversight

This SSR Backgrounder addresses why gender equality is essential to security sector reform (SSR). Gender equality stipulates the equal right of women and men to opportunities and resources irrespective of their gender. Good security sector governance ( … read more

Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN)

The objectives of GAIN are to integrate anti-corruption solutions in service delivery to contribute to Millennium Development Goals acceleration and post-2015 development goals; to strengthen state/institutional capacity to implement UNCAC and prevent … read more

UN Security Council Resolution 2151

Unanimously adopting resolution 2151 (2014), the Council reiterates the centrality of national ownership for security sector reform processes, recognizing the need to consider host-country perspectives in the formulation of peacekeeping and special pol … read more

Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight

Designed as a complement to the DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, and DCAF’s Gender Self-Assessment Guide, the guidance notes focus on integrating gender into systems and processes within police services and armed … read more

Guidebook on Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement and the Management of Public Finances

This Guidebook serves as a reference material for governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society, by providing an overview of good practices in ensuring compliance with article 9 of UNCAC, which requires establ … read more

Oversight and Guidance: Parliaments and Security Sector Governance

This third version of the DCAF-NATO PA ‘Vademecum’ underlines the essential role that parliaments must play in ensuring democratic oversight of the security sector. Updating key information on best practices related to parliamentary oversight and guida … read more

Building Integrity: Process and Impact Montenegro

The BI Programme is a NATO-led, capacity-building programme which provides practical tools to help nations strengthen integrity, transparency, and accountability and reduce the risk of corruption in the defence and security sectors.  The toolkit includ … read more

Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector

This paper represents a further addition to the series of publications on issues in parliamentary practice from the Office for Promotion of Parliamentary Democracy (OPPD). The main objective of this publication is to provide an overview of the main iss … read more

Security Sector Reform: Integrated Technical Guidance Notes

The UN SSR Integrated Technical Guidance Notes are a useful tool for anyone interested in Security Sector Reform and Democratic Security Sector Governance. The purpose of the Integrated Technical Guidance Notes (ITGNs) is therefore to foster a “One Uni … read more

Parliamentary Brief on Building Integrity in Defence

This Parliamentary Brief provides practitioners with a concise introduction in to the main concepts, strategies, and good practices in building integrity and dealing with corruption risks in the defence establishment.

The Role of Good Governance in the Promotion of Human Rights

The concepts of good governance and human rights are mutually reinforcing. Human rights principles provide a set of values to guide the work of governments and other political and social actors. They also provide a set of performance standards against … read more

Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: Police Legislation Model: The Japanese Police Law and The Police Duties Execution Law

This booklet contains the Japanese police legislation in its original form as well as its articles reorganised by topic. This allows legislators to easily identify the specific topics that need to be covered in a police law and compare between differen … read more

Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: Police Legislation Model: The Swedish Police Act

This booklet contains the Swedish police law in its original form as well as its articles reorganised by topic. This allows legislators to easily identify the specific topics that need to be covered in a police law and compare the different models.

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