Centre for Security Studies / Centar za sigurnosne studije (CSS)

Centre for Security Studies

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website: www.css.ba
Focal Point: Benjamin Plevljak, Secretary General
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Tel: +387 33 262 455/456

Mission and vision

The Centre for Security Studies (CSS), established in 2001, and located in Sarajevo, is an independent research, educational and training enterprise dedicated to encouraging informed debate on security matters and to promoting and sustaining democratic structures and processes in foreign and security policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the region of South-East Europe. It works to generate knowledge and provide policy, management and capacity strengthening solutions to problems caused by safety and security issues in post-war Bosnia.

General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area

  • Mapping Corruption Risks in the Security Sector: (December 2013–August 2015) aimed at analyzing, explaining and presenting a map of the main risks of corruption in the security sector in BiH to the general public.
  • Pointpulse: (January 2015–Present) The aim of the regional project is to contribute to increased trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkans by fighting police corruption and promoting police integrity.
  • Integrity Building and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Practices in the Security Sector: (January 2016–Present) The main objective is to strengthen transparency and accountability and fight corruption in public procurement in the security sector.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC

CSS works together with the Regional Anticorruption Initiative in regards of projects currently implemented. CSS director has been a member of the working group in charge of drafting the Anti-Corruption Strategy 2015 – 2019 and the Action Plan for its implementation.

CSS was also one of the CSOs invited for consultations regarding the UNCAC Second Cycle Review in October 2017.

Through our project activities and our work, we have assisted in the implementation of the current and previous national Anti-Corruption Strategies.

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC

CSS has also been one of the CSOs invited for consultations regarding the UNCAC Second Cycle Review in October 2017.

If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where

  • Sanita Hadzovic, “Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on the United Nations Convention against Corruption and its Review Mechanism”, 25–29 September 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sanjin Hamidicevic, “South Eastern Europe Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC Review Process”, Presentation of Programme Potentials, Workshop; 26 September 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)