Democratic Security Sector Governance

Supporting Ukraine’s Security Sector Reform: Mapping Security Sector Assistance Programmes

This Mapping Study seeks to support international engagement on security sector reform in Ukraine by identifying the extent and scope of current rule of law, security sector governance (SSG) and democratic oversight programming. By covering internation … read more

Conference Proceedings 8: Human Rights and Security Sector Governance

This publication offers the proceedings of Conference 8 on  Human Rights and Security Sector Governance in Ukraine. The 8th conference had a special focus on Gender among other HR-related challenges in Ukraine. It has been noted that further engagement … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations Compilation

This publication provides an overview of the key issues discussed and policy recommenda- tions proposed during the series of conferences for the project “Monitoring Ukraine’s Security Governance Challenges”. The project was implemented jointly by DCAF … read more

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 4

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Forth International Conference “Security Sector Governance: the Role of the Media”. In established democracies, free and independent media play a crucial role … 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

Criminal Justice Practice and Violence Against Women

The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (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 specific purpos … 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

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

NATO BI Reference Curriculum for Educators

Understanding the Impact of Good Governance and Corruption on Defence Institution Building. A Reference Curriculum for Educators.   The BI Reference Curriculum is a guide for educators to assist nations in integrating BI into their existing traini … read more

The Foundation for Defence Procurement Reform in Ukraine

The focus of this paper is to provide a governance framework for defence procurement reform in Ukraine. The three core elements comprising the foundation for defence procurement reform are the development of a defence industry strategy, the selection o … read more

Security Sector Governance and Reform Guidelines for OSCE Staff

These guidelines provide OSCE staff with advice on supporting cross-dimensional approaches to security sector governance and reform (SSG/R). The purpose of such approaches is to promote a move away from the kind of fragmented support which has a limite … read more

Watchdogs? The Quality of Legislative Oversight of Defence in 82 Countries

This report aims to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of legislative institutions in controlling corruption in the defence and security sector, and to provide clear guidelines on how parliaments and legislatures can do better.

Handbook on Combating Corruption

This handbook is a reference guide on available legal tools, the latest legislative and policy trends, and pertinent measures and practices to prevent and suppress corruption. The handbook is aimed at raising awareness of the range of international ins … read more

International Support to Security Sector Reform in Ukraine. A mapping study of SSR projects.

In 2015, the Swedish National Contact Group for Security Sector Reform (NCSSR) conducted an SSR assessment of Ukraine on behalf of the Swedish government. Building on this experience, and on the report submitted to the Swedish government, the FBA has c … read more

Building Integrity Course Catalogue

This is the Building Integrity Course Catalogue. The Building Integrity (BI) Programme provides practical tools to help participating countries strengthen integrity, transparency and accountability, and reduce the risk of corruption in the defence and … read more

Guides to Good Governance: Anti-Corruption Policies and Agencies

“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

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

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

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