A tool from Security Force Monitor

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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.

It is a tool from Security Force Monitor, a project of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. The WhoWasInCommand platform was developed by DataMade. We’d also like to thank James McKinney and the team at FFunction for their essential contributions.