Legislating for the Security Sector Toolkit: Understanding Intelligence Oversight

intelligenceoversight_engThis guidebook provides an introduction on how democratic states govern their intelligence services. The toolkit demonstrates how states can govern their intelligence services in order to make sure that:

  • They contribute effectively to the security of the state and its population,
  • They are subject to democratic control,
  • They are accountable to the populations they serve, and
  • They respect the rule of law and human rights.

The guidebook provides short and simple answers to frequently asked questions on the activities of intelligence services, as well as the control and oversight of these organisations.