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International Governance of War-Torn TerritoriesRule and Reconstruction$
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Richard Caplan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263455

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199263450.001.0001

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Public Order and Internal Security

Public Order and Internal Security

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(p.45) 2 Public Order and Internal Security
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International Governance of War-Torn Territories
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199263450.003.0003

Public order and internal security are the sine qua non of civil rule and, by extension, of the international administration of a territory. Examines international engagement in relation to the triad of responsibilities—policing, the administration of justice, and the establishment of penal systems—that are most critical for the maintenance of law and order in a war-torn territory. Some of the issues addressed include supervisory versus executive policing, the role of military forces in policing, extra-judicial detention, war criminals, and reconciliation processes.

Keywords:   detention, judicial and penal institutions, policing, reconciliation, war criminals

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