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International Standards and Good Practices in the Governance and Oversight of Security Services

1 January, 2018



This collection of best practices analyses international standards and best practices in the governance and oversight of security services. The report consists of four chapters: (1) mandate and functions of security services; (2) executive control of security services, (3) oversight and accountability of security services; (4) transparency of security services.

This report was prepared with the financial assistance of the Open Society Georgia Foundation and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). The report is a component of the Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) project on ‘Advocacy for the Creation of the Modern System for the Security Sector’ implemented with financial support from the Open Society Foundation (OSF).