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Promoting the accountability of the Afghan security forces: Update 29 September 2011

3 Oct 2011
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This paper provides a review of the Afghan Security Forces, with a focus on police, as they assume greater responsibility for maintaining peace and order.

As greater responsibility is being handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), there is a serious risk that unless adequate accountability mechanisms areput in place, violations of international human rights and humanitarian law will escalate, and Afghan civilians will pay the price.  Troop-contributing states have been slow to honour their moral and legal obligations to ensure the accountability of the national security forces, and that time to do so is running out.
The focus are on four issues believed to be of critical importance in the lead up to transition: police training and professional development; the establishment of a gender-sensitive police force; accountability for police misconduct; and accountability for civilian casualties.
 

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Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2011
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