SSR Glossary

Defence Sector Reform (DSR)

Coordinated series of actions designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a state’s armed forces.

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Customary Law

A traditional common rule or practice that has become an intrinsic part of the accepted and expected conduct in a society, which is treated as a legal requirement.

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Corruption

The abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

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Core Security Actors

The main security actors, vested with a mandate to use force or to enforce the law, such as the military, police, paramilitary forces, intelligence and security services, border guards, customs, reserves and local security units, civil defence forces, national guards. Also referred to state or statutory security providers.

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Coordination

Regular and systematic initiatives aimed at making all the stakeholders involved in a plan or activity work together in an organised manner.

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