, Leigh Ian
|Titel:||Making Intelligence Accountable: Legal Standards and Best Practice for Oversight of Intelligence Agencies|
|Förlag:||Publishing House of the Parliament of Norway|
|Pris: 275 SEK exkl. moms |
|This Handbook contributes to clarification of the nature of oversight and the spread of good practice. It consists of drafts of legal standards for democratic accountability of the security and intelligence services and in collecting best legal practices and procedures of oversight. |
The publication proposes legal standards based on a wide-ranging analysis of oversight legislation in liberal democracies in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Following a foreword written by Ambassador Leif Mevik, Chairman of the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee and by DCAF Director, Ambassador Dr. Theodor H. Winkler, the publication focuses on the four main challenges of oversight: the agency design; the role of the executive; the role of parliament; and independent review.
As additional features, the study introduces an intelligence glossary and a checklist for overseers. As additional features, the study introduces an intelligence glossary and a checklist (recommendations) for overseers. The realisation of the Handbook was made possible through the financial support of the Parliament of Norway and DCAF.
The Handbook was jointly produced by the Human Rights Centre of Durham University (UK), the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee decided to join forces.