Police Master Class 2014

Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Norway , UK mandate in Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Norway , UK 29/09/2014 - 10/10/2014

In 2010, at the request of the Netherlands, ISSAT was asked to support a group of four police academies to develop a two week training course, targeting mainly (senior) law enforcement officials. The aim of the course is to train these officers on the issues around police reform within an SSR and post-conflict context, and to prepare them to act as police reform advisors within multilateral mission or bilateral support programmes.

The programme is a joint endeavour chaired by the Netherlands in conjunction with Norway,Canada and the UK. ISSAT was mandated to provide advisory support as well as its current SSR training materials, and to present a module on looking at police reform through an SSR lens. The first course was piloted in September 2011, and a second course took place in 2012, both at Bramshill in the UK. The Third course was hosted in 2013 by the Swiss at Stans, and this year’s Master Class will be hosted by the Norwegians in Stavern, Norway.


Support to ARRC Security Force Assistance Study Day

UK mandate in UK 10/07/2014 - 25/07/2014

The Study Day aims to look at two key themes:

  • Is NATO configured to deliver SFA in the future?  
  • How should HQ ARRC adapt if at all to meet the challenge; training, manpower, capability etc? 

It would be really useful to have civilian contribution to balance the discussion, particularly to look at how SFA fits into the larger SSR arena.  As NATO doctrine is being written it is a great chance to influence the way we do business in the future.


Policing the Arab Seasons

UK mandate in UK 07/04/2014 - 09/04/2014

The workshop is designed to address how best to deal with the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East and North Africa: How can we accurately describe the situation which now exists, a time characterised by some as the 'Arab Winter'?  What is required to restore physical security, the rule of law and economic prosperity? What is the role of national and local governments, and police and criminal justice institutions in a situation characterized by ungoverned spaces, clashes within and between secular and religious forces, legal pluralism, and the presence of armed jihadis, militias, and tribal forces?


Annual Review of DFID Sierra Leone Access to Security and Justice Programme

UK mandate in Sierra Leone 17/02/2014 - 07/03/2014

The objective of this mission is to assess the progress of the DFID Sierra Leone funded Access to Security and Justice Programme; complete a DFID Annual Review for the programme; and provide recommendations to DFID for its approach to engagement in the sector in the future


Fourth Annual Review of Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform (SSAPR) programme in DRC

UK mandate in DRC 30/09/2013 - 23/02/2014

ISSAT has implemented annual reviews of the SSAPR jointly with Stabilisation Unit since 2010. This is the fourth such annual review, and will follow a similar process to previous reviews.