Madagascar National Police

There are two police agencies in Madagascar, the National Police responsible for urban areas which falls under the Ministry of Public Security and the Gendarmerie responsible for policing outside urban areas and falls under the Ministry of National Defence.

Oversight Mechanisms

The Constitution provides for an Office of a Mediator responsible for informing citizens about their human rights and submitting annual reports but has been criticized for working under moral persuasion rather than direct contact. In 2004 an Independent Anti Corruption Bureau was created to receive public complaints of corruption. Civil society organizations also provide oversight in particular the International Red Cross Committee has been doing a lot of work including monitoring detention centers.

  1. African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (2008) An Audit of Police Oversight in Africa: Madagascar p 41.
Country Category Date Title URL
Madagascar General 2013 Madagascar: 2013 Crime and Safety Report Source
Madagascar Research Publication 2012 Madagascar: Annual Report 2012 Source
Madagascar Research Publication 2011 Ethos of Exploitation Insecurity and Predation in Madagascar Source (PDF)
Madagascar General 2011 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Madagascar Source