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Date: 08/10/2015 Description: New INL Beat Newsletter logo - State Dept Image

may 2016 Issue

INL and Wonk Tank: Engaging Americans on Foreign Policy Through Research

An INL-sponsored research project examining the topic of Gender Based Violence in India wins the first-ever Diplomacy Lab Wonk Tank Event Competition . The Diplomacy Lab encourages students and faculty from U.S. universities and colleges to develop research and policy proposals to address the most significant criminal justice challenges of our times. Learn more»

INL Combats Wildlife Trafficking in South Africa

INL is increasing the capacity of countries around the world to combat the illicit trade in wildlife. INL worked with U.S. Embassy Pretoria and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to design and build a program for South Africa. One essential piece of this program is to equip the rangers that put their lives on the line to combat the decimation of South Africa’s natural resources, including elephants and rhinoceroses. Learn more»

U.S. Experts Help Kyrgyz Effort Against “Spice”

On April 4 and 5, experts from the United States Department of Justice, including from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), provided training to help their Kyrgyz counterparts in the fight against dangerous New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). The U.S. officers shared their experience investigating and prosecuting criminals who sell these harmful drugs. Learn more»

Tajik Law Students Learn Forensics Firsthand

INL has been implementing legal education reform in Tajikistan for the last two years. Recently, INL teamed with the American Bar Association (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative to host a forensic field competition designed to develop and improve practical forensic skills for crime scene investigations. Development of forensic analytical skills is a key to reducing reliance by law enforcement on confessions, which pose risks of human rights abuses of suspects and which are subjective by nature, as opposed to forensic analysis which is based in science and fact. Learn more»

New Forensics Lab Groundbreaking: Strengthening the Rule of Law

IOn March 10, U.S. and Kyrgyz officials joined with the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for the groundbreaking of Kyrgyz Republic’s new State Forensics Center. The current Kyrgyz State Forensics Center is the main provider of forensic services in the country, and it handles over 80 percent of the cases that require forensic evidence. The new facility will replace the current Center, which is nearly seventy year old. Learn more»

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