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OSCE promotes community-policing approach in countering violent extremism in Uzbekistan

30 November 2016
OSCE promotes community-policing approach in countering violent extremism in Uzbekistan

On 29 November, a two-day national seminar on community-policing approach to counter violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT), organized by the OSCE, began today in Tashkent.

The seminar brings together more than 50 participants, including experts from Belgium, Canada, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Anti-Terrorism Centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and the Action against Terrorism Unit of the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threat Department, as well as representatives of state agencies and civil society of Uzbekistan.

The objective of the seminar is to stress the importance of engaging the community by establishing police-public partnerships among the police, public authorities and citizens with the aim of developing proactive problem-solving practices to prevent and counter terrorist radicalization.

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