Democratic control is a particularly challenging task when it comes to intelligence operations. Intelligence agencies must be able to perform the functions they are mandated to do. Nonetheless, the imperative for secrecy can be abused and can lead to inefficiency or misuse of intelligence services. The aim of this research is to examine and compare the oversight mechanisms that are in place within a range of democratic countries to assure that intelligence organisations conduct their business in accordance with the law and national intelligence priorities. By producing an edited book that examines the practices of intelligence oversight, this research will evaluate experiences over oversight institutions, mechanisms, and procedures and then identify best practices.
|Short title||ECR support - Baldino|
|Effective start/end date||17/07/06 → 9/07/07|