Intelligence and Security Oversight : An Annotated by Sophie Richardson, Nicholas Gilmour

By Sophie Richardson, Nicholas Gilmour

This publication provides a complete resource rfile on intelligence and safety oversight and evaluate. It compares the oversight preparations present in 9 countries—New Zealand, Australia, Canada, usa, uk, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and South Africa. this is often performed via an research of quite a lot of components together with statutory foundation, organisations overseen, club, tenure, appointment/dismissal, mandate, powers, entry to categorised details, proceedings functionality, reporting and, in terms of parliamentary committees, the frequency of conferences. inside of an annotated bibliography part Richardson and Gilmour additionally offer special summaries of alternative proper examine and statement aligned with oversight and assessment practices.

Intelligence and protection Oversight: An Annotated Bibliography and Comparative research comprehensively demonstrates the powers and barriers put with, and on, oversight our bodies, attractive to teachers, researchers and practitioners within the intelligence and defense environment.

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RICHARDSON AND N. GILMOUR A large part of his article is devoted to recommendations for reform to FISA in order for the USA to meet its dual obligations of national security and protections of civil liberties. Swire’s final chapter addresses his proposed reforms for oversight of foreign intelligence. He recommends that there be greater public reporting including reporting of legal theories and interpretations of the scope of surveillance powers by intelligence agencies. He also recommends that alongside the existing Intelligence Committees within the US Senate and House there also be Judicial Committees specifically tasked to look at items outside the Intelligence Committees’ limited scope.

GILMOUR for public complaints and the importance of an individual’s right to challenge action taken against them by an intelligence and security agency. ‘Making Intelligence Accountable: Legal Standards and Best Practice for Oversight of Intelligence Agencies’—Hans Born & Ian Leigh, 2005 Born, a senior fellow at DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), and Leigh, a law professor and co-director of the Human Rights Centre, co-author this best practice guide for countries seeking to develop or review their intelligence oversight mechanisms.

10. Reporting The Commissioner can at any time make a report to the Prime Minister on any matter relating to the execution of his functions. The Commissioner must also prepare an annual report which is submitted to the Prime Minister and then by the Prime Minister to each House of Parliament, including a statement of whether the Prime Minister has excluded anything from the report submitted to Parliament. The Prime Minister in consultation with the Commissioner may exclude parts of the annual report from being sub- 50 S.

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