Decentralisation of Security Governance: Facilitator of a Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA) to SSR?
The UN Common Understanding of a HRBA among UN Agencies (2003) was designed to provide guidance to UN mandates on incorporating human rights standards, norms and principles into all programming support components. The third paper from the HRBA Working Group from ISSAT’s Methodology Cell highlights the need for further study on Decentralisation of Security Governance (DSG) by providing brief examples of how Local Security Councils (LSCs), mechanisms of DSG, can help turn the principles of inclusivity, local ownership, accountability and participation into actionable outcomes in line with a HRBA.
Read Paper 1: Rethinking a Human Rights-based Approach to SSR
& Paper 2: Interpreting International Norms for a More Impactful Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA) in SSR
For further information on the Working Group's research, please refer to the Rethinking a Human Rights-based Approach (HRBA) in Security Sector Reform blog