This chapter on the entry point of the rule of law helps the team of independent experts to analyze:
Whether there are formal roles and mandates of the security bodies;
What the hierarchy of authority is among the security bodies, the executive, the legislature and other oversight bodies;
Whether there are clear constitutional provisions and/or legislation enshrining the agreed roles, mandates and hierarchies;
If these provisions operate effectively; and:
Whether there is general adherence to the rule of law, including human rights, in particular by the security bodies.
In order to be able to map and analyze the status of...