Police reforms are ineffective in Central Asia, according to a report released April 11 that evaluates OSCE-sponsored programs which encourage regional law-enforcement agencies to adhere to the rule-of-law.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has operated police reform programs (PRPs) in the five post-Soviet Central Asian countries for the past decade. The organization signed its most recent memorandum of understanding with Tajik officials on April 8 in Dushanbe. The Dushanbe initiative will concentrate on “reforming police along universally recognized democratic principles of policing,” according to the OSCE ambassador there.
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