About the Database
Welcome To The Palestinian Security Sector Legal Database.
The Palestinian security sector legal database provides up-to-date access to current, revoked, and draft legislation governing the security sector. It covers the period from around 1995 till our day. DCAF has collected more than 200 legal texts (laws, regulations, decrees, decisions, decree laws, etc.) that are currently being digitalized.
The database provides core security providers, government, legislators, judicial authorities, supervisory institutions, civil society, and media with direct and accurate access to the legal framework governing the security sector in Palestine. This will strengthen both formal and informal oversight of the security sector according to democratic principles and the Rule of Law.
What does this database contain?
The database covers regulations pertaining to core security and justice providers (armed forces, police, intelligence services, courts, penitentiary and correctional facilities, etc.). It also covers the institutions responsible for the formal control and oversight of the security sector (the government and its ministries, parliament, etc.). In addition, it includes legislation regulating the roles of informal oversight institutions (civil society organisations, political parties, media, etc.). Finally, the database includes international cooperation agreements on security, defence, and human rights issues.