n Conflict Trends - Strengthening policing in African peace operations : the role of the Training for Peace programme

Volume 2015, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Over the past 20 years, several initiatives have been developed to support African multidimensional peace operations (POs). These initiatives have been developed in response to the dramatic changes in the international community's reaction to violent conflict. In this context, rule of law (RoL) is a critical challenge for countries emerging from conflicts. And while military and civilian components have also engaged in developing strategies towards strengthening RoL at national and local levels, no PO component has been more affected than that of the police, whose principal role is to assist in the development of RoL frameworks in countries emerging from conflict.

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