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Human Rights & Police

Category
Training Material
Subject
Community policing

Description

Material covering a 5-hour lesson, part of the Community Police Officer training program, developed by the OSCE Centre in Bishkek with the help of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje.

Subject
Community policing
Target group
Law enforcement officers
Region
Central Asia
Keywords
human rights, arrest, detention, international law

Summary

The goal of this lesson is to provide students with an overview of the structure for the protection of human rights as applied to the obligations and role of the police officer.

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. List at least three (3) international instruments that should be observed by the Kyrgyz Police Officer.
  2. State the fundamental role of the police officer in relation to Human Rights.
  3. State the most fundamental of rights and the circumstance under which a police officer can limit this right.
  4. Identify the fundamental human rights principles involved in police investigations.
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of "arrest" and "detention" and police conduct.
  6. Explain briefly the meanings of “right to a fair trial” and the “presumption of innocence” as it relates to human rights.
  7. State the three (3) fundamental principles to which Kyrgyz police officers must adhere, in relation to Non-Discrimination in policing.
  8. Cite three (3) groups requiring special protection/treatment as outlined in international human rights instruments.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how a police Officer can interfere with Human Rights.
  10. List at least three (3) considerations of the police officer regarding the protection for victims.

Information

Added on
24 Mar 2004
Origin
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Target group
Law enforcement officers
Region
Kyrgyzstan
Keywords
human rights, arrest, detention, international law
Rights
OSCE