20 Years of Security Sector Reforms in Albania. …towards a new generation of reforms. A National Conference Cover Image

20 Years of Security Sector Reforms in Albania. …towards a new generation of reforms. A National Conference
20 Years of Security Sector Reforms in Albania. …towards a new generation of reforms. A National Conference

Contributor(s): Sotiraq Hroni (Editor)
Subject(s): Military policy, Politics and society
Published by: IDM – Instituti për Demokraci dhe Ndërmjetësim
Keywords: Security Sector Reforms in Albania; Democratisation; Corruption; Western Balkans; EU Standards; NATO; Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Summary/Abstract: In 1992 Albania started a long road towards democratisation and modernisation. Reform of the security sector is an important part of the democratic transformation in Albania. Important standards are achieved in establishing civilian control of the Armed Forces, and in reforming and improving their ability to partici-pate in international peace-making operations and other international military exercises. Other security sec-tor institutions have also achieved higher European standards. However, comprehensive democratic gov-ernance of the security sector and continued modernisation of the legal framework for such sector still remain a challenge. Despite all these achievements Security Sector Reform in Albania is still an unfinished business. In particular, there is a need to improve democratic governance of the security sector in terms of parliamentary and public oversight, openness and transparency. Further reforms are needed in order to improve management, coordination, and division of labour between the different security actors. Another key area for further reforms is the development of an effective accountability system. To fully meet the required NATO and EU standards, a new generation of reforms is needed. These particular fields of re-forms over the years, with a special focus on the current status in Albania’s reform process and the way ahead stand at the centre of this overwhelming initiative.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-99956-831-9-1
  • Page Count: 102
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English