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What is WhoWasInCommand?

WhoWasInCommand answers key questions about the structure, behaviour and people in charge of security forces like the police and army:

  • Who is in charge of the specialized anti-riot police unit?
  • What army unit has jurisdiction over what areas and for how long?
  • Where did this commander previously serve, and where did they go next?
  • When was a particular police unit based in a specific city?
  • What allegations have civil society groups made against a unit or commander?

WhoWasinCommand presents data from thousands of public sources to help human rights researchers, investigative journalists and anyone who wants security forces to be more accountable.

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