Case Studies

In-Depth Case Studies

The Independent Review of UN Support to SSR in peace operations, 2014-2020 presented the overarching challenges the UN has encountered in the field, extracted the lessons learned from past programming and proposed 5 recommendations on improving UN support to SSR.

The Lessons Identification mandate on the UN/AU Darfur Transition provides an evidence-based look at the added-value and strengths, as well as at the challenges faced through the adoption and operationalisation of the State Liaison Functions in the areas of rule of law and human rights. 

The Nigeria Justice For All (J4A) Programme focuses on reforming the formal and informal organisations that deliver policing services. Analysing state and federal level interventions to improve community security, the case study identifies five strategic lessons and their implications for other police reform focused programmatic work.

The Lessons Identified from the United Nations Mission in Liberia case study captures knowledge and lessons derived from the implementation of the Rule of Law mandate and makes corresponding recommendations aimed to inform needed changes.

Case Studies offer detailed examination of Security and Justice Sector Reform issues, as applied to context-specific conditions. These case studies focus both on outcomes resulting from ISSAT Mandates and projects, as well as research and investigations undertaken by a range of other organisations.

The majority of case studies are short, outlining context, entry points, lessons and further resources. 

The below summaries are ISSAT Notes on current critical issues relevant to SSR. They aim to address emerging concerns in a country or a thematic of high interest to ISSAT's Members. It builds on ISSAT’s work, as well as on open-source documents and map out some of the significant challenges impacting the security landscape. They also aim to be a conversation starter and ISSAT welcomes comments and contributions from its Members and Community of Practice.