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The Challenges of Honduran Police Reform: A Report from the National Police Reform and Purge Commission

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Feb. 22, 2017
3:00pm – 5:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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After numerous high-profile cases of police abuse and corruption, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández turned to a group of civil society representatives and notables to form a police reform and purge commission.  Since its inception in 2016, the Commission has taken action against nearly 2,500 police beginning at the highest ranks first.  With their mandate renewed, the Commission will continue the purge process and refocus its efforts on the urgent need for reform.  On February 22, members of the Commission discussed their progress in reform efforts, and an independent policing expert provided commentary.

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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