Ukraine

Democratic Security Sector Governance

The elected government of any nation has the responsibility to ensure the management of the security sector is in line with democratic best practices and the provision of security as a public good. Governments also bear the political responsibility for the activities of the security sector. As a result, governments need detailed and extensive plans and management structures to ensure security policies and practices are transparent and accountable.

Security institutions that are responsive to public needs tend to be transparent; those which are indifferent to public needs tend to be opaque. This section outlines key institutional governance issues affecting key government ministries responsible for security sector agencies.

Governments must also ensure that the legal framework for the activities of each security sector institution is exhaustive. The legal framework for ministries, directorates and security institutions needs to be developed in line with international good practice and ensure consistency with the rule of law. Legislation needs to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each security institution, specify the authorisation procedures for administrative and operational activities, identify the applicability of internal rules and procedures, ensure instruments exist for other stakeholders to engage and monitor security institutions, identify the constitutional basis for each components’ activities, and ensure security institutions’ employees are accountable for their actions before the law. Additionally, legal frameworks need to incorporate and facilitate access to information for the general public and democratic institutions.

Defence Sector Reform

The purpose of this policy is to guide the United Nations support to national defence sector reform (DSR) efforts. It outlines the parameters and components of this support, including principles, core tasks and constraints. The policy also highlights l … read more

Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: Strengthening Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

The toolkit contains a number of booklets in English, French, and Arabic that provide norms and standards, guidebooks, and practical examples of model laws in various areas of security sector legislation. Some specific publications within the Toolkit d … read more

Civilianisation of the Defence Ministry: A Functional Approach to a Modern Defence Institution

This paper seeks to contribute to an informed and constructive discussion on how the civilianisation of the defence ministry could be conceptualized and managed within the framework of an overall defence transformation. The paper offers a methodologica … read more

Action Plan on Attitudes, Ethics and Leadership

The Norwegian defence sector’s employees face ethical and attitudinal challenges and dilemmas every day: in military operations, in contact and collaborations with business and other private and public actors, in research activities, or in day-to-day w … read more

Defence Institution Building Self-Assessment Kit: A Diagnostic Tool for Nations Building Defence Institutions

The Defence Institution Building Self-Assessment Kit is an instrument developed within the framework of the NATO initiative called Partnership Action Plan on Defence Institution Building (PAP-DIB). It is aimed at the nations identified by the PAB-DIB d … read more

Defence Management: An Introduction

This publication focuses on practical aspects of democratic defence management through the eyes of practitioners. Outlining in simple terms the key issues defence professionals must address to ensure good governance of the defence sector from within th … read more

Report on the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces

The Report focuses not only on the subordination of armed forces to democratically elected political authorities, but also to the legal standards and to the principles of democracy set out by them, which are to be enforced by the competent organ or aut … read more

Political and Budgetary Oversight of the Ukrainian Intelligence Community

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

Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency

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

Реформування системи правоохоронних органів України та міжнародний досвід трансформації поліції в країнах Центральної та Східної Європи: Матеріали міжнар. “круглого столу” (м. Київ, 14 жовт. 2005 р.)

Реформування системи правоохоронних органів України та міжнародний досвід трансформації поліції в країнах Центральної та Східної Європи: Матеріали міжнар. “круглого столу” (м. Київ, 14 жовт. 2005 р.)

Transforming Police in Central and Eastern Europe

This publication presents the principles and practices of good policing which have emerged through processes of reform, trans-national exchanges, and the creation of international regimes; summarise some of the lessons learned on police reform and its … read more

Defence Politics of Ukraine

Materials from the International Conference held in Kiev

Resource Allocation: The Formal Process

This paper presents the official resource allocation mechanisms used in the Pentagon. The components of this publication are the Joint Strategic Planning System; the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System; the Requirements Generation System; and t … read more

Resource Allocation: The Formal Process

This paper presents the official resource allocation mechanisms used in the Pentagon. The components of this publication are the Joint Strategic Planning System; the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System; the Requirements Generation System; and t … read more

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