New data on security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad added to WhoWasInCommand.com
We have added extensive data on the organizational structure and command personnel of the security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger to WhoWasInCommand. With this update WhoWasInCommand now covers all the states of the G5 Sahel along with the Force conjointe transfrontalière du G5 Sahel, a joint transnational counter-terror operation launched in July 2017.
WhoWasInCommand is now available in Arabic
WhoWasInCommand.com can now be used in Arabic, as well as English, French and Spanish.
Spring Update: Data on 10 New Countries in WhoWasInCommand.com, including countries of Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen
We are pleased to announce that our coverage of police, military and other security forces dramatically expands to 10 new countries.
#EndSARS and Nigerian Army units in the Lagos area: updated data
We have updated our data on the units and command chain of the Nigerian Army in Lagos in response to the reports of killings by the Nigerian Army of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki and Alausa,...
A French translation of WhoWasInCommand, an overhauled Research Handbook, and other updates
WhoWasInCommand can now be used in French. We've also updated our Research Handbook. Read on...
The structure and operations of the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State: a review of open source evidence
The Myanmar Army stands accused of committing war crimes in Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017. In this review of open source evidence, we identify the deployment and chain of command of 28 army units deployed to Rakhine State during that time.
Major update: Six new countries added to WhoWasInCommand.com
WhoWasInCommand.com is the largest public database of security force units and personnel ever created. Today, it gets even bigger and more useful to human right researchers, litigators and investigative journalists.
WhoWasInCommand shows you all the sources that evidence every piece of data – but you probably missed the way it does this
Here's how to see all the sources our researchers used to evidence every single piece of data on WhoWasInCommand.
Analysis of sources for data on security forces: can computers help us out?
Can computers help Security Force Monitor’s researchers increase the speed and accuracy of extracting relevant data about security forces from the text of news articles and reports?
February data update on WhoWasInCommand.com – SARS Nigeria, Mexico military garrisons, new Egypt units
Since December 2017 we have made published two updates to WhoWasInCommand.com, adding a large number of new records, expanding others and making some corrections. Cumulatively, these updates increase the data available on WhoWasInCommand.com by 25%. In this blog post we’ll look in depth a recent restructure of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) and give a brief overview of other updates.