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CESS Policy briefs

CESS policy briefs aim to connect research to tangible policy recommendations for governments or/and donors.

 

Building institutional oversight capacity of the security sector in Ukraine
CESS Policy Brief no. 2, February 2020, Jos Boonstra

The first six months of the Zelenskyy government and the Servant of the People-dominated parliament show a mixed picture of reform efforts and inexperience. Regarding the security sector, not much has been done, as mistakes could prove costly for the new guard of politicians. This policy brief argues for a series of capacity-building measures to boost the institutional impact of democratic watchdogs in the security sector.

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Building civil society oversight capacity of the security sector in Ukraine
CESS Policy Brief no. 1, December 2019,  Jos Boonstra

Ukraine has a broad and active civil society that is involved in security and defence oversight. It could improve its capacity to impact policy by becoming more knowledgeable in performing oversight; experienced in working with parliament and other oversight institutions; and increasingly able through the development of new oversight tools and mechanisms. This policy brief aims to provide an overview of civil society’s role in Ukraine’s security sector and offer suggestions on how to strengthen its role.

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