Birmingham Presentation Bouris.pdf - University of Birmingham
The EU and Security Sector Reform‣ The term ‘security sector’ is associated with different and often competingdefinitions, which include either a narrow or a broad set of actors.‣ SSR is now considered to be the alpha and omega of the state-building project.‣ 2003: Adoption of European Security Strategy (ESS). SSR was linked toinstitution and state-building as well as conflict prevention and conflict resolution.‣ The “aim and content” of the action should determine the framework for EUintervention:‣ If a developmental, general rule of law, institutional strengthening goal ispursued EC legal basis‣ If a security goal (State failure, creating institutions from “scratch” or militarymission) CSDP Legal basis
The EU and Security Sector Reform(Continued)‣ Based on the OECD-DAC definition, the security system was defined as allthose ‘state institutions and other entities with a role in ensuring the securityof the state and its people’. Four main categories were presented asconstituting the security system:• The core security actors.• Security Management and oversight bodies.• Justice Institutions.• Non-statutory security forces.