The Complaint-Handling System and Civilian Oversight of the Palestinian Security Sector

Mahmoud Alawna, Mahmoud Alawna (Editor), • Nora Elise Beck (Editor), Vlatko Cvrtila (Editor), Fatima Itawi (Editor), Sasa Jankovic (Editor), Arnold Luethold (Editor), Frederic Maio (Editor), Felix Tusa (Editor)

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Abstract

This working paper highlights deficits in the
Palestinian security sector complaints system and
proposes recommendations to rectify them. It
particularly focuses on the insufficient coordination between the vast array of different complaints units and the disputed and unclear role played by civil society and the media. It hopes to make Palestinian
decision-makers and citizens aware of these issues.
In particular, this working paper aims to support the current efforts of the Palestinian executive authorities, security forces, independent institutions, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media to strengthen the existing complaints system. When properly functioning, the complainthandling
system can be an effective source of
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Complaint-Handling System and Civilian Oversight of the Palestinian Security Sector
PublisherThe Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Pages0-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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