Arnold Luethold

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Entry-points to Palestinian security sector reform

Security sector reform is at the top of the Palestinian reform agenda. Palestinians want effective and accountable security forces that respond to their security needs. For them, security sector reform is also necessary to advance Palestinian state-building. However, many political organizations and socio-economic challenges make change slow and difficult. Donors sometimes seek to influence the reform process in a direction that serves their own interests and overlooks Palestinian needs. This book gives a voice to the Palestinians, the intended beneficiaries of security sector reform. Palestinian security experts and practitioners propose concrete changes in the legal framework, the structure of the security forces, the mechanisms for oversight and accountability, and the management of armed groups. By highlighting various entry-points for security sector reform, this collection of Palestinian perspectives is a contribution to a better understanding of Palestinian needs and of the dire

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La Législation du Secteur de la Sécurité en Tunisie: Index 1956 - 2011 (Tunisia’s Security Sector Legislation: Index 1956 -2011)

This publication includes a complete index of the legislation currently governing Tunisia’s security sector. It lists roughly 1.700 texts that have been adopted since the independence of Tunisia, in 1956, until the end of 2011. The publication not only covers the legislation applying to Tunisia’s core security providers (armed-, police- and other internal security forces.) and justice providers (courts, prison services, etc.) but also formal supervision and management institutions (the Government and its ministries, the Parliament, etc.). Furthermore, this publication contains all legislative and regulatory texts covering and empowering the work carried out by informal oversight and control actors (political parties, media, NGOs, etc.).

Additionally, DCAF has also created an electronic database (www.legislation-securite.tn) allowing access to all the consolidated texts in Arabic and French.

Cette publication contient un index exhaustif de la législation régissant le secteur de la sécurité en Tunisie. Elle comporte donc environ 1’700 textes qui ont été adoptés depuis l’indépendance de la Tunisie en 1956, jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2011. La publication couvre non seulement les principaux fournisseurs à la sécurité (les forces armées, les FSI, etc.) et la justice (tribunaux, services pénitentiaires, etc.) mais aussi les institutions de supervision et de gestion formelles (le gouvernement et ses ministères, le parlement et les tribunaux). En outre, elle comporte tous les textes législatifs et règlementaires couvrant et autorisant le travail des acteurs de contrôle informel (partis politiques, médias, ONG, etc.).

Par ailleurs, le DCAF a également mis en place une base de données électronique (http://www.legislation-securite.tn/) qui donne accès à tous les textes recueillis en arabe et français.

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