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.

Understanding Policing: A Resource for Human Rights Activists

This Resource Book builds on the assumption that an approach by human rights organizations that acknowledges the concerns and realities of the police and understands police language, will be more effective than an approach that sets itself apart and cr … read more

DCAF Backgrounder: Parliament’s Role in Defence Procurement

This document is part of the DCAF Backgrounder series, which provides practitioners with concise introductions to a variety of issues in the field of security sector governance and reform. This particular Backgrounder deals with Defence Procurement and … 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.)

Making Intelligence Accountable: Legal Standards and Best Practice for Oversight of Intelligence Agencies

This publication classifies and evaluates the legal standards that currently exist regarding the democratic accountability of intelligence services. The publication also identifies and recommends best practices applicable to both transition countries a … read more

Current Problems of Reform in the Defence and Security Spheres of Ukraine: Ukrainian and English-Language Materials from the International Conference held in Kiev, 11-12 May 2005.

Актуальні проблеми реформування сфери безпеки іоборони України Матеріалu міжнародної конференції1 (м.Кuїв, 11-12 мравңя 2005)

Defence Politics of Ukraine

Materials from the International Conference held in Kiev

Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector: Principles, Mechanisms, and Practices

Parliaments have a vital role to play in the good governance of the security sector and the provision of transparent and accountable public security. This handbook is divided into eight sections, each containing several chapters and can be read in two … read more

Export Control Transformation as a Component of the Global Security

Export Control Transformation as a Component of the Global Security. Also in National Security & Defense Journal No. 5 (41) 2003, Ukranian Centre for Economic & Political Studies

Defence and Security Sector Governance and Reform in South East Europe

From January to December 2002 the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) conducted a special programme on the progress of security sector reform in South East Europe. The project was executed on the Mandate of the Swiss Department of Forei … 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

OECD Best Practices for Budget Transparency

This is a reference tool for member and non-member countries to use in order to increase the degree of budget transparency in their respective countries. The Best Practices are organised around specific reports for presentational reasons only. Differen … read more

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