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Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector

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Hans Born, Philipp Fluri, Anders Johnsson

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Abstract

The handbook is divided in eight sections, each containing several chapters, and can be read in two different ways. A complete reading of the Handbook will provide the most comprehensive understanding of security issues and the role of parliamentary oversight. However, it is also possible to make a selective reading of those sections and chapters which are of particular concern to the user. The index and various cross-references are designed for this purpose.

Throughout the handbook, there are separate boxes which clarify complex issues in the main text, provide examples of laws or regulations and highlight practices of parliamentary oversight of the security sector in various countries. At the end of most chapters there is a section called -- "what you can do as a parliamentarian," where concrete recommendations are given. However these recommendations have to be looked at from the national context.

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Acknowledgements
Assistance rendered by third parties is gratefully acknowledged.

Arabic
Publication costs funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanon, organized via the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Armenian
Publication costs organised by the OSCE Mission to Armenia with funding from the Federal Republic of Germany

Bosnian
Translation, publication and launching costs funded by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgarian
Translation and publication costs funded by MoD Switzerland

Croatian
Translation provided by the Parliament of Croatia

German
Translation and publication costs funded by MoD Switzerland

Hungarian
Translation and publication costs funded by MoD Switzerland

Latvian
Translation and publication costs funded by the Parliament of Latvia

Myanmar
The original edition of this publication was co-published by IPU and DCAF. The present work is an unofficial translation for which the International Management Group (IMG) accepts full responsibility. The publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Hans Born in his capacity as lead-author of the publication and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EU, IPU or DCAF.

The Myanmar version can be downloaded above or directly from this link.

Polish
Translation and publication costs funded by the Parliament of Poland

Romanian
Translation and publication costs funded by the Swiss Embassy in Bucharest

Spanish
Translation provided by the Parliament of Argentina; publication funded by the Kingdom of Spain

Thai

The Thai translation of the Handbook benefited from a generous grant from the Netherlands' Embassy in Bangkok.

Timorese
Publication costs funded by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Cambodia – Khmer version
This publication (2016) was realised with the generous support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Cambodia.