Feudal Forces: Reform Delayed (2010)

The state of policing throughout Commonwealth South Asia is abysmal. At the end of 2007, CHRI published Feudal Forces: Democratic Nations. The report delved deeply into the theory of democratic policing and why it is a desirable model for the region. Its examination of policing in South Asia revealed a wholly unsuitable state of law enforcement, devoid of public confidence. In 2008, CHRI published Feudal Forces: Reform Delayed. The report covered the state and pace of reforms in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka in detail, along with the concrete steps that can be undertaken to transition policing in the region from a force to a service.This update of Feudal Forces: Reform Delayed captures the pace of recent reforms, the obstacles that have stalled or delayed reform and key recommendations for change.
Programme: 
Access to Justice
Regions: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
Devyani Srivastava, Sumant Balakrishnan & Navaz Kotwal
Date of Publication: 
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Type of Document: 
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