Contemporary and future challenges to effective intelligence oversight


In this chapter, Thorsten Wetzling and Njord Wegge (a Senior Researcher at NUPI and former Senior Political Advisor of the Norwegian Intelligence Oversight body) identify some of the most
important existing legal principles pertaining to intelligence work and oversight. They also demonstrate how the body of intelligence oversight literature in recent years has been expanded both in thematic scope and focus. Next, the chapter illustrates that good principles and elaborated standards have often fallen short of actually being adopted in practice. The authors conclude the chapter by identifying possibilities of solutions for better oversight in the future.

September 11, 2018

Routledge publication "Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century: Accountability in a Changing World" (edited by Ian Leigh and Njord Wegge)