The “Unfinished Business” of Bosnian Police Reform

Police reform in a post-conflict context is rarely a short-term task, as the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina reminds us all too well. Recent protests in some of Bosnia’s major cities show that Bosnia’s police institutions are still unprepared and all too willing to use excessive force. Police reform was always considered a crucial component of Bosnia’s post-1995 security sector reforms. In this article, Bosnia’s police reforms are examined and assessed.

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