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The Legal Framework of Security Sector Governance in Georgia (2016 Update)

25 July, 2016



The objective of this review is to describe the applicable legal framework for security sector governance in Georgia and to show its drawbacks and possibilities for further improvement. Norms regulating the system of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs and State Security Service 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 this 2016 update to the 2014 study has been produced in order to look at the legal base regulating the activities of the security sector and outline the challenges of effective implementation of the law in force.