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Lesson #2: Policing in a Democratic Society I - Democratic and Rule of Law Principles

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
human rights, rule of law

Summary

Successful policing in a democratic society is a challenge. It requires the active participation of law enforcement and citizens alike. Law enforcement must be aware of their role as enforcers of the law. The citizens also have to be aware of their own rights and responsibilities as well as those of law enforcement.

It is therefore important that law enforcement and citizens reach out to each other and encourage pro-active, community policing and citizen participation in preventing crime and abuse. How do we do this? That is what this presentation seeks to answer. Your feelings on the matter, as police officers, are very important.

The goal of this lesson is to familiarise the participants with some of the basic principles of democratic society such as governance & the separation of governing powers, how ideas become laws, citizen participation in the governing process, rights and responsibilities of citizens and the state.

Information

Added on
15 Oct 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
Serbia
Keywords
human rights, rule of law
Rights
OSCE