WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Themes and Debates in Public Security Reform: A Manual for Civil Society, External Controls

Peace processes and political transitions set the stage for efforts to reform public security functions, demilitarize internal security, professionalize police forces and increase democratic accountability for security policies. In El Salvador, Haiti and Guatemala, large-scale reform processes have been undertaken and have received significant support from the United States and the international community. More than any other region, Central America and Haiti have been a testing ground for international assistance for post-conflict security reforms.

A Manual for Civil Society, External Controls.