This Guidebook is designed to assist OSCE staff dealing with police and law enforcement issues as well as police practitioners and policy-makers working to develop and strengthen democratic policing. The Guidebook is intended to serve as a reference to … read more
This publication addresses the problem of providing policy and budget oversight of Ukrainian intelligence organizations in accordance with norms and practices developed in contemporary Western democracies. As Ukraine continues the process of democratic … read more
The focus of the 2007 report is democratic oversight of security agencies, meaning oversight of the agency, or agencies, performing the function of internal security.
This Code of Good Practices illustrates the degree of transparency to which governments and their fiscal institutions ought to achieve. The code explains the clarity of roles and responsibilities, open-budget processes, public availability of informati … read more
This book focuses on the role of Ombuds institutions in monitoring and investigating the security sector. It argues that independent ombudsman institutions can play an important role in strengthening democratic oversight and furthering human and public … read more
This document is part of the DCAF Backgrounder series, which provides practitioners with concise introductions to a variety of issues in the field of security sector governance and reform. This particular Backgrounder deals with Defence Procurement and … read more
This paper consists of two parts. The first deals with parliamentary control and practice in general and moves on to the changing European security environment. The second part of the paper analyses the major international organisations dealing with Eu … read more
Making Intelligence Accountable: Legal Standards and Best Practice for Oversight of Intelligence Agencies
This publication classifies and evaluates the legal standards that currently exist regarding the democratic accountability of intelligence services. The publication also identifies and recommends best practices applicable to both transition countries a … read more
Current Problems of Reform in the Defence and Security Spheres of Ukraine: Ukrainian and English-Language Materials from the International Conference held in Kiev, 11-12 May 2005.
Актуальні проблеми реформування сфери безпеки іоборони України Матеріалu міжнародної конференції1 (м.Кuїв, 11-12 мравңя 2005)
The United Nations Anti-Corruption Toolkit contains a detailed set of specific Tools intended for use by officials called upon to elaborate elements of a national anti-corruption strategy and to assemble these into an overall strategic framework, as we … read more
Parliaments have a vital role to play in the good governance of the security sector and the provision of transparent and accountable public security. This handbook is divided into eight sections, each containing several chapters and can be read in two … read more
This handbook provides a framework for thinking about how governments can attain sound budget performance and gives guidance on the key elements of a well-performing public expenditure management (PEM) system. For any reform agenda, the handbook highli … read more
The ‘OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security’ was adopted in 1994. It is a politically binding instrument. It calls for the democratic control not only of the military but also other security forces including paramilitary, police … read more