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Handling Legal Gaps While Practicing Financial Oversight in the Security Sector

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Financial Oversight of Intelligence Agencies

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Register to the Security Jam 2016 – The Global online brainstorm on security challenges

The Security Jam is a massive global brainstorm to be held entirely online from April 25-28, 2016, for which you can register here. Several thousand participants – civilians and military governments officials, representatives of international organisations, civil society and NGOs, academia, think tanks, the media and the private sector – …

Libya’s militias take justice into their own hands

“Abdallah,” who did not want his real name used for fear of retribution, is a criminal prosecutor at Tripoli’s courthouse. When asked about the justice system in Libya, he said, “It’s working, but not properly. However, it’s not collapsing.” He added, “The very fact that I cannot use my real name is …

Public Prosecutors Office reveals hundreds of terror, criminal, kidnapping, drugs cases under investigation

The Libyan Attorney General / Public Prosecutors Office (PPO) announced at a lengthy press conference held at the Courts Complex in Tripoli that it is investigating a myriad of cases.

HRW presses ICC to chase Libyan human rights criminals

At the heart of the two reports by Human Rights Watch reports on the treatment of prisoners in both government and Libya Dawn jails is an indictment of the International Criminal Court for failing to pursue a single case against anyone in post-Revolutionary Libya who is alleged to have abused …

The Justice Sector: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of the justice sector in good security sector governance (SSG). The justice sector plays a role in providing security by upholding the rule of law, but it also plays a role in democratic oversight of the security sector by holding security …