Security Sector Reform

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:23
The cooperation between Ukraine and the US, as well as Kyiv's reform efforts, were high on the agenda as Ukraine's former premier and the leader of People's Front political party Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the US Vice President Joe Biden in Washington.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:27
United Nations Secretary General's special representative has pressed on political parties in Ghana to ban unregulated security forces and seek dispute resolutions or dialogue through laid down structures, as polls draw closer.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:19
A two-month old police reform commission in Honduras has already made significant progress toward cleaning up the country's notoriously troubled law enforcement institutions, commission members say.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:19
A national commission in Kenya announced Thursday it has fired 302 police officers who refused to be vetted as part of reforms of the police force.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:45
The launch of Ukraine's new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan protests in 2014 is now under threat, serving and former law enforcement officials say, accusing vested interests of seeking to obstruct and discredit the force.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), now in its 41st year, has a formidable record, both in its efforts to enhance regional economic integration, its initial mandate, and to promote peace in a particularly turbulent region. Still, the organisation has demonstrated shortcomings requiring significant institutional change.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 06:47
The United States intends this year in the Ukrainian issue to move from providing aid to the country to repel the aggression to assistance in the defense reforms, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has stated.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:42
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto has put forth two new initiatives aimed at combating kidnapping and torture, but local conditions may hinder any eventual implementation.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 21:50
A new report details a series of recommendations meant to reduce impunity and insecurity in Guatemala over the next decade. However, inadequate funding raises doubt over whether the proposals will actually be enacted.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:18
Argentina's Supreme Court has ushered in a new political era by taking the lead in the fight against organized crime, putting pressure on whoever is selected president in November's run-off election to take similar action.