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Improving military justice in Ukraine DCAF recently attended a high-level military law and justice conference at the National Defence University of Ukraine with high-ranking military officials, members of parliament, military law professors, the Head of the Supreme Court, and the First Deputy Minister of Defense. The conference focused on the development of military law and justice in Ukraine during martial law, including the establishment of a new military police force, prosecutor’s office, and courts. Also discussed was the key role of soldiers in responding to war crimes and the importance of creating related legislation.   18 Jun 2024

  • Improving military justice in Ukraine

    DCAF recently attended a high-level military law and justice conference at the National Defence University of Ukraine with high-ranking military officials, members of parliament, military law professors, the Head of the Supreme Court, and the First Deputy Minister of Defense. The conference focused on the development of military law and justice in Ukraine during martial law, including the establishment of a new military police force, prosecutor’s office, and courts. Also discussed was the key role of soldiers in responding to war crimes and the importance of creating related legislation.  

    18 Jun 2024

Ensuring effective judicial oversight of intelligence in North Macedonia DCAF was in Skopje recently to help put in place more effective judicial safeguards on the ability of intelligence agencies to collect personal information in the course of their duties. With DCAF’s support, a multi-stakeholder working group from intelligence and oversight bodies has mapped out the path to consolidating and implementing safeguards and ensuring that government policy and practices are in line with the European Court of Human Rights. Our work supporting SSG/R in North Macedonia is possible thanks to the generosity of Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the European Union.  17 Jun 2024

  • Ensuring effective judicial oversight of intelligence in North Macedonia

    DCAF was in Skopje recently to help put in place more effective judicial safeguards on the ability of intelligence agencies to collect personal information in the course of their duties. With DCAF’s support, a multi-stakeholder working group from intelligence and oversight bodies has mapped out the path to consolidating and implementing safeguards and ensuring that government policy and practices are in line with the European Court of Human Rights. Our work supporting SSG/R in North Macedonia is possible thanks to the generosity of Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the European Union. 

    17 Jun 2024

Supporting women’s advancement in the Moldovan security sector Last week in Chisinau, DCAF met with board members of the Women’s Police Association to discuss their work and perform a capacity and needs assessment of their organization. The Association provides support to female police employees and promotes gender equality and meritocracy in Moldovan police agencies. They also offer their expertise as trainers to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its associated institutions, providing a unique and essential service to promote gender equality throughout the security sector in Moldova. 14 Jun 2024

  • Supporting women’s advancement in the Moldovan security sector

    Last week in Chisinau, DCAF met with board members of the Women’s Police Association to discuss their work and perform a capacity and needs assessment of their organization. The Association provides support to female police employees and promotes gender equality and meritocracy in Moldovan police agencies. They also offer their expertise as trainers to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and its associated institutions, providing a unique and essential service to promote gender equality throughout the security sector in Moldova.

    14 Jun 2024

Lessons learned about police reform in the DRC Recently, DCAF staff participated in an internal knowledge sharing event about the many lessons learned over the two-decade long police reform process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DCAF staff and experts from the University of Kinshasa and the Security Sector and Justice Reform Network shared findings from a DCAF study that examined the impact and perceptions of the Congolese police reform process on police officers in the Ituri, Équateur, and Kasaï regions. The knowledge-sharing event was part of an ongoing series to drive internal reflection and continually develop DCAF’s expertise on SSG/R policy and practice. 13 Jun 2024

  • Lessons learned about police reform in the DRC

    Recently, DCAF staff participated in an internal knowledge sharing event about the many lessons learned over the two-decade long police reform process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DCAF staff and experts from the University of Kinshasa and the Security Sector and Justice Reform Network shared findings from a DCAF study that examined the impact and perceptions of the Congolese police reform process on police officers in the Ituri, Équateur, and Kasaï regions. The knowledge-sharing event was part of an ongoing series to drive internal reflection and continually develop DCAF’s expertise on SSG/R policy and practice.

    13 Jun 2024

Leadership training for women in the Gambia Police Force As part of our efforts to support gender mainstreaming in the Gambia Police Force, DCAF collaborated with the GPF to launch the Gender Promotion Initiative.  The goal is to develop female police officers' skills, equipping them with the necessary competencies to rise up the ranks of the Gambia Police Force. As part of this ongoing initiative, DCAF conducted a five-day leadership skills training in essential topics like police administration, performance management, operational planning, and professional development. It was possible thanks to the generosity of the European Union. 10 Jun 2024

  • Leadership training for women in the Gambia Police Force

    As part of our efforts to support gender mainstreaming in the Gambia Police Force, DCAF collaborated with the GPF to launch the Gender Promotion Initiative.  The goal is to develop female police officers' skills, equipping them with the necessary competencies to rise up the ranks of the Gambia Police Force. As part of this ongoing initiative, DCAF conducted a five-day leadership skills training in essential topics like police administration, performance management, operational planning, and professional development. It was possible thanks to the generosity of the European Union.

    10 Jun 2024

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