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Assessing Community Safety in the Governorate of Jenin

In order to implement an effective security strategy plan in the Governorate of Jenin, it is necessary for security providers be able to identify the reasons for insecurity and lack of community safety. As a result, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), in collaboration …

Arrested Policing: Assessment of Damage to Criminal Justice Infrastructure in the Gaza strip during Operation “Protective Edge”

In the summer of 2014, Israel launched Operation “Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip. During the Operation, over 2,200 Palestinians were killed and more than 70 Israelis. The fighting also caused significant damage to the local criminal justice infrastructure and, consequently, the ability of security providers to uphold the rule …

Arrested Policing: Damage to the Criminal Justice Infrastructure in the Gaza Strip during Operation “Pillar of Cloud”

Between 14 and 21 November 2012, an armed conflict took place between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip, notably the military wings of the Palestinian factions Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) and Islamic Jihad. More than 160 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed in this conflict; at least …

Security Sector Governance in Egypt: Civil-Military Relations in Focus

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) organised a conference in Montreux, Switzerland from 2 to 4 April 2014 to examine the relationship between the armed forces and citizens of Egypt. DCAF brought together leading experts on civil-military relations from four continents, including former members of armed and security forces, academics, politicians, and representatives of the …

Practical guide : the monitoring of detention places by national bodies

Establishing an effective monitoring system of detention facilities depends on several conditions, including among others the ability to conduct visits in a professional and coherent way. This handbook gathers checklists that can be easily used in the framework of such monitoring visits.

DCAF and the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Tackling Human Security Challenges in North-Western Tunisia

This report summarizes the outcomes of a conference on security challenges in Northwestern Tunisia, which was held in April 2014 in Tabarka in the Jendouba governorate. The publication focuses on the following four main topics: Political security and the decentralization that followed the revolution in Tunisia; Economic security and development …

Media and Security Sector Governance in Tunisia

This publication contains a comprehensive collection of the legal texts governing Tunisia’s information and communication sector, including the provisions of Tunisia’s new Constitution which anchor freedoms of expression, opinion and access to information.. It is hoped that the publication can serve as a reference tool to initiate the debate around reforming legislation in …

Wided Boujeh, Jonas Loetscher, and Alia Melki