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Permanent Council of The OAS Committee on Hemispheric Security


With the support of

Government of Canada
through its "Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program" (ACCBP)

OAS Inter-American Observatory on Security

DPS - Inter-American Observatory on Security - Digital Library

  Digital Library on Public Security

Compilation of documents for the diffusion of information related to public security in the Hemisphere.  The perspectives and analyses expressed in these documents are the responsibility of the authors and therefore do not always coincide with the views expressed by the General Secretariat or the OAS Member States.  These files have been classified as follows: 

Working Documents

Research and investigations prepared by the OAS General Secretariat on the major problems related to crime and violence that affect the countries in the Americas. 


This series seeks to diffuse original documents and studies on crime and violence elaborated by the Department of Public Security of the OAS in order to promote the analysis and knowledge on public security in the Americas. 

PowerPoint Presentations

These presentations were prepared by the participants to the different events on public security organized by the OAS General Secretariat. 

Readings on Public Security

This section presents a large selection of books, articles and other publications written by experts on public security in the Americas.

Selected Publications
Public Security
in the Americas:
Challenges and


Policy Labs on Security and Citizenship

OECD/DAC Handbook on Secuirty System Reform. Supporting Security & Justice

Sexual Violence en Latin-American and the Caribbean

Manual para
Observatorios Nacionales


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