Law Enforcement

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:01
Authorities insist that the Olympic Games will be safe for visitors, with 85,000 armed troops and police guarding Rio’s streets.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:18
South Africa’s stock of high-tech equipment to track down and apprehend poachers has been boosted to the tune of more than R12 million by US President Barack Obama’s national strategy to combat wildlife trafficking.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:26
A bitter tug-of-war for control of Georgia’s top TV channel, Rustavi2, has impacted not only the country’s media-freedom credentials, but also raised nagging questions about the integrity of its legal system.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:57
In recent weeks vigilante groups encouraging citizens to take justice into their own hands have been springing up in Peru, using social media to advocate for the violent punishment of suspected criminals.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 07:12
Costa Rica’s top security official has called for a new government body that specializes in fighting organized crime and drug trafficking, amid concerns over rising violence levels.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 06:28
Ghana's mining industry has been benefiting from child labour in unlicensed mines, Human Rights Watch has said, after conducting field observations in the Western, Central and Ashanti Regions.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 13:25
The newsletter of the Bureau of International and Law Enforcement Affairs reports on new gang resistance education and training in Guatemala, the "Mandela Rules" on global prison standards, the expansion of anti-gang programs in Honduras, and the symposium on Empowering Women in Mixed Legal Systems.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:15
The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, in coordination with U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), conducted a two-day training for Dominican prosecutors, in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 06:14
Afghanistan’s police have long been a target of militant attacks. With the Afghan state still taking small steps toward self-sufficiency, the Taliban has used suicide bombings, green-on-blue attacks, and infiltration within the ranks of Afghan security forces to stir up dissent and decrease morale for the underpaid, overworked, and overstretched hand of Kabul’s law enforcement.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 07:32
In 2009, a group of Honduran politicians and military officers staged a coup and removed then-President Manuel Zelaya from office and from the country. The stated motive was to prevent Zelaya from changing the constitution so that he could run for re-election and hold on to power. Now, some of the same Hondurans who backed that coup have helped do exactly what they said they opposed.