Category: Events

Security Sector Reform and the Rule of Law in South Sudan

On June 17, 2014, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies held its 15th Senior Leaders Seminar in Washington D.C. The theme was Regional Responses: Security Sector Reform and Rule of Law. This is a video of a presentation made at the seminar by Ibrahim Wani, the Director of Human Rights, United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

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The Critical Role of the Security Sector in Situations of Displacement: Reflections from the 2013 WANA Forum

This past week, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Forum convened in Amman to consider the challenges posed by the “uprooted”, a term which the Forum adopted to refer to the situation of internally displaced persons, refugees and migrants. Interestingly, the security sector remained fundamentally absent from the WANA Forum’s discussions, highlighting the dearth of attention placed on the role played by military, police and border forces in managing displacement and migration.

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World Bank Hosts Roundtable Addressing Security Sector Expenditure Challenges

Security sector reform (SSR) suffers from a number of challenges in post-conflict states, but expenditure management and financial review of SSR processes pose particular challenges that are not present in other sectors, such as health and education. These challenges, and the gaps in knowledge and expenditure management, are what pushed the World Bank and DCAF to convene a roundtable in October 2012 to address these issues.

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