Ukraine

Democratic Security Sector Governance

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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Action Plan on Attitudes, Ethics and Leadership

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Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism

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

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Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption in Defence: A Compendium of Best Practices

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Security Sector Reform in Ukraine: Quo Vadis?

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Almanac on Security Sector Governance in Ukraine 2010

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Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: International Police Standards guidebook on Democratic Policing

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Technical Guide to the United Nations Convention against Corruption

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Integrity Self-Assessment Process: A Diagnostic Tool for National Defence Establishments

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OECD Glossaries: Corruption: A Glossary of International Standards in Criminal Law

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Report on the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces

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Security Sector Reform and Gender Toolkit

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Guidebook on Democratic Policing

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Political and Budgetary Oversight of the Ukrainian Intelligence Community

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Report on the Democratic Oversight of the Security Services

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Monitoring and Investigating the Security Sector

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