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Border Management Reform in Transition Democracies

31 December, 2006



Suripto, S.H, Philipp H. Fluri and Alison J. Buchanan


Border Management in Transition Democracies

Border Management in Transition Democracies
Pierre Aepli


Border Management in Indonesia: Status and Needs

Border Security Issues
Colonel Rudito

National Border Management and Security Problems in Indonesia
Anak Agung Banyu Perwita, Ph.D.


Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Case Study: Border Management Reform in Hungary

Three Factors of Reform: Law Enforcement Reform in Hungary with Schengen Training Case Study
Zoltán Nagy

Hungarian Experiences of Border Management Reform from 1989 to 2007: Lessons Learned in Establishing a Demilitarised Border Management System
Lieutenant Colonel János Hegedűs


Border Management Reform in Indonesia

Border Lines Management in Indonesia: An Effort to Guarantee Citizen Security
Aditya Batara G

Border Issues as Part of Law Enforcement
Beni Sudakis


DCAF’s Border Security Programme

Lessons Learned from the Establishment of Border Security Systems: General Information on Past, Present and Future Activities International Advisory Board for Border Security DCAF


Notes from Discussion (Review)



The need for border management reform is even more important as cross-border crimes occur more frequently than ever before. Hence, security sector reform agendas must include border security and border management reform issues focused not only on securing the state border and the safety of citizens, but also on facillitating legitimate activities and using state resources as effectively as possible. The contributors in this book describe the significance of border management reform, lessons learned from other countries on border management reform (Hungary & South East Europe) during their democratic transitions, and the current status and needs of border management in Indonesia.

The provision of security as a public good, in the interests of all members of society and focused on guaranteeing human security within a democratic framework, has become an established international norm. As a part of the national security architecture, effective border management plays a significant role in preventing human trafficking, illicit smuggling, and the entry of persons or groups involved in criminal activities. At the same time, the border management regime should facillitate the legitimate activities of citizens. Militarised border systems not only often prohibit such activities, but are often ill-suited to preventative tasks, as well as being wasteful of resources, and democratic states now use border management units trained and managed as a component of their law enforcement agencies' activities.


Aditya Batara G & Beni Sukadis