Police Commissioner, United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
Focus: Accountable Policing
Keywords: non-state policing, language, media relations, private security, gangs, internal management, donor relations, local police training, oversight agency, pre-deployment training, reform sequencing, training curriculum, vetting, recruitment, UN policies, MINUSTAH, Haiti
Interviewer(s): Arthur Boutellis
Country of Reform: Haiti
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Date: Tue Jan 15 2008
Graham Muir describes the work of the United Nations Police as part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti from 2005 to 2006. He goes into detail on multiple aspects of the U.N. mission, including the meaning of the U.N. mandate to the police force as opposed to the military. He also discusses the integration of the existing national police force with the U.N. international police force. Muir also describes the U.N. police role in training and reform and how that role interacted with security.
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Graham Muir - Full Interview
Graham Muir was the commissioner of the United Nations Police as part of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti from 2005 to 2006. At the time of the interview, he had served 32 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Prior to his service in Haiti, Muir served as the director of general learning and development for the RCMP. He first became involved in international police work in 1993 as a part of the U.N. Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. Between 1993 and 2005 Muir was heavily involved with the training of RCMP members for U.N. police service. He also had been involved with the Pearson Peace Keeping Center for a number of years at the time of the interview.