Security Sector includes all security sector institutions and structures whose duty it is to protect the society from crime, disorder and violence.
Institutions and Organisations
Defence institutions currently face a wide array of challenges in order to sustain multiple capabilities.
Intelligence, or intelligence services, comprises state agencies that collect, analyse, and disseminate information related to threats to national security.
Law enforcement is the task of ensuring the provision of security for citizens going about their daily lives, in accordance with a nation’s legal framework, mainly through deterrence and prevention,
The elected government of any nation has the responsibility to ensure the management of the security sector is in line with democratic best practices and the provision of security as a public good.
Parliamentary oversight of the security sector refers to the role the democratically-elected branch of the legislature plays in oversight and monitoring of security sector policies and practices.
Ombudsman, also referred to as Ombudspersons and/or Ombuds Institutions, can perform highly segmented monitoring, oversight, arbitration, and investigation roles in military institutions, law enforcement institutions and in the intelligence sector.
Civil society organisations’ (encompassing CSOs and associations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and community groups) engagement on security issues enables the perspective of the general population
There is no unique definition of an international organisation. A broader meaning usually includes international governmental organisations (IGOs) and international nongovernmental organisations (NGOs).
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