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  • Police officers at General Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu, Somalia, watch a training excercise conducted by the African Union. The African Union is currently training one hundred Somali Police officers in a program aimed at equipping the Somali Police Force with the necessary skills to effectively arrest suspects, stop vehicles at checkpoints, and cordon off areas.
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Ingrid Nyborg gives an overview of the emerging perspectives of the relations between police and communities following conflict. Article in the Journal of Human Security

Post-conflict police-community relations

Emerging Perspectives on Post-Conflict Police-Community Relations


The world is increasingly interconnected; insecurity in one country can both directly and indirectly affect the security of people, countries and regions that are far away. Therefore, when conflict erupts in one part of the world, the international community responds in various ways to mitigate its effects, both locally and internationally. Whether it be through the provision of police, military and/or civilian personnel, humanitarian assistance, or post-conflict development assistance, the international community has repeatedly attempted to mitigate the effects of conflict, as well as to contribute to reforms which might lead to the prevention of local and global insecurity in the future. Read more in the Journal of Human Security

More from the Noragric-led project 'Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform'

Keywords: Community-Based Policing; Police Reform; International Police Advising; Africa; South Asia; Eastern Europe; Central America; Post-Conflict; Human Security; Development

 

Published 6. June 2019 - 12:56 - Updated 6. June 2019 - 13:10