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Democratic Security Sector Governance

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This section outlines basic tasks and responsibilities of agencies constituting the security sector with reference to the Ukrainian security sector as it is currently constituted.

In order for the democratic governance of the security sector to be effective it is crucial to ensure that the management and internal governance mechanisms of all security sector agencies:

  • are consistent with the values and laws of the society which they serve by providing public security
  • uphold international human rights principles and standards
  • are sufficient to guarantee the delivery of public security
  • are staffed by civilian professionals

Effective internal governance involves the use of complementary horizontal and vertical governance structures. The level of transparency of such internal management arrangements will also affect the legitimacy of the security institutions. 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.

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Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 3

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Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 2

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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

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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

Conference 6: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions.

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

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8th Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces

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