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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.

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

Conference 9: Accomplishments, Plans and Lessons Learned

The 9th conference organised by DCAF and the Razumkov Centre in the framework of “Monitoring Ukraine’s Security Governance Challenges” project with the financial support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands took place on 10-11 October 2017 in Kyiv. This c … read more

Conference Proceedings 7: Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector–Reforms

This publication offers the proceedings of Conference 7 on Security Sector Governance in Ukraine. The conference addressed Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges. The objectives of this event were to identify current refor … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations 9:Ukraine’s SSR Accomplishments and Plans

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Ninth International Conference “Ukraine’s Security Sector Reform: Accomplishments and Plans”. Ukraine, in challenging circumstances, has made significant achi … read more

Conference Proceedings 6: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions

This publication offers the proceedings of Conference 6 on Security Sector Governance in Ukraine. The  conference focused on defence production, sales and acquisitions. The objective of the event was to identify current reform priorities and challenges … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 7

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Seventh International Conference “Ukraine’s Civilian Security Sector: Reforms’ Progress and Challenges”. Conference Seven, following to the previous conferenc … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 6

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Sixth International Conference “Security Sector Governance: Defence Production, Sales and Acquisitions”. Conference Six provided a platform to discuss state p … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 3

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Third International Conference “Governance and Reform of State Security Services: Best Practices”. Conference Three – the third in a series of eight – focused … read more

Key Issues and Policy Recommendations, Conference 2

This publication offers the Key Issues and Policy Recommendations based on the results of the Second International Conference “Security Sector Governance: The Role of Democratic Institutions & International Best Practices”. Conference Two, followin … read more

Conference Proceedings 3: Governance and Reform of State Security Services

  This publication offers the proceedings of the Conference III “Governance and Reform of State Security Services: Best Practices”. Following the findings of the previous two conferences, participants elaborated current challenges related to refor … read more

Research Project on Reserve System Practices

У цьому виданні пропонується Дослідження 1, виконане Женевським центром демокра- тичного контролю над збройними силами, яке зосереджується на розгляді сучасних варіан- тів обґрунтуваннями доцільності призову. Хоча кожен з них повинен розглядатися окрем … read more

The National Guard of Ukraine: Development Options

У цьому дослідженні Женевського центру демократичного контролю над збройними силами (ДКЗС) розглядаються приклади сучасних структур національної гвардії та обґрун- тування доцільності їх утримання. Хоча кожен з них повинен розглядатися індивідуально, о … read more

Criminal Justice Practice and Violence Against Women

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (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 spe … 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 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

The Security Sector Legislation of Ukraine (2017 update)

This comprehensive collection of Ukrainian legislation on the Security Sector serves two purposes: it gives Ukrainian and Western experts an overview of what legal documents already exist in Ukraine; and serves as a tool for identifying possibilities f … read more

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

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