Reclaiming security: Civil society activism, expertise, and knowledge production in police reform

(C) Christopher Herwig

The police in Kyrgyzstan needs to be reformed in a fundamental and consequent manner to start functioning according to legal provisions and statutes, and to carry out crucial societal tasks. Until today, this institution has not only often failed to uphold law, order and basic security, but has itself been a source of insecurity. Pilot projects on community policing or patrol police indicate the positive potential of reform, but also illustrate the reluctant and ineffective overall approach of the responsible actors.


security sector reform, Crime, police, civil society, Kyrgyzstan

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