Challenges of Security Sector Reform: Institutional Experiences

Publication Type:

Presentation

Source:

(2013)

Abstract:

In a roundtable discussion on "‘The Role and Responsibilities of Parliamentary Committees in Security Sector Oversight and Security Sector Governance’" with parliamentarians, staffers, defence and security officials Amb. Ratchev presents a benchmark for security organizations, sources of deficit, the need for clear reform strategy and programmes, the need for an interagency approach and focus on integrity. In the concluding section he outlines conceptual, political and sustainability challenges to democratic security sector reform.