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.

Announcement: Launch of Enhanced Legal Database Design.

We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of our new legal database design as part of DCAF's ongoing commitment to our valued users. This update introduces a range of improvements, including a streamlined, user-friendly interface and enhanced functionalities, ensuring effortless access to vital information.

We take great pride in delivering this significant enhancement, and we reaffirm our dedication to providing you with the utmost service excellence. We extend our sincere gratitude for your continued trust and support.