Category Archives: Asia

Yes ma’am

Hong Kong experienced mass protests last week, resulting in riot police deployment and extensive use of tear gas. When an estimated 2 million people returned to the streets on Sunday, however, they were met by “lightly-armed officers, many of them … Continue reading

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One size doesn’t fit all

This policy brief identifies 4 scenarios with different implications for police reform in post-conflict situations. Experts stress the importance of taking local circumstances into account, but it is not always recognized — “in mission after mission … training programs have been … Continue reading

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Global coordination against transnational crime

This column by Interpol reports a meeting in Lyon of regional police organizations (AFRIPOL, AMERIPOL, ASEANAPOL, the Arab Interior Ministers Council, Europol, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex, and the Gulf Cooperation Council-POL) along with the Economic … Continue reading

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Using technology to address gender-based violence

This document reports several projects using mobile technology to improve assistance to victims of gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. In these kinds of situations, “Police are usually neither trusted nor are they able to respond adequately to incidents … Continue reading

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Brave new 5G world

This article reports the first 5G police station located in Shenzhen, China, featuring “real-time ultra-high definition image transmission, facial recognition, police drone patrols and AR smart glasses.” Besides augmented reality glasses offering instant facial recognition, “Cameras are also attached to … Continue reading

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Oversight of police in Malaysia

In 2004, a Malaysian royal commission looking into deaths and injuries in police custody issued 125 recommendations aimed at reducing excessive use of force and improving police accountability, including an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission. The government later established … Continue reading

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International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT)

ISSAT, a branch of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, offers “support to the international community to reinforce and strengthen their individual and collective efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states.” … Continue reading

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