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The Legal Framework of Security Sector Governance in Georgia

31 December, 2014



This review aims to describe the existing legal framework of security sector governance in Georgia and to show drawbacks or possibilities for further improvements. Norms regulating the system of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs, intelligence and counterintelligence activities as well as the Border Police are briefly reviewed. The issue of enhancing parliamentary control of security sector activities is particularly emphasized in the comments.

With ongoing legislative changes in Georgia, it is necessary to update such a review periodically. Thus an updated version of the study has been released in 2016. Latter looks at the legal base regulating the activities of the security sector and points out the challenges of effective implementation of the law in force.