This online event aims to finalize the text of the manual in the form of the discussion forum among the experts in the fields of human rights, combating terrorism and developing training material on policing to ensure its highest possible quality, relevance and usefulness.
The Strategic Police Matters Unit and ODIHR of have embarked on developing a “Practical Manual for Law Enforcement Officers on Human Rights and the Investigation of Terrorist Crimes” with the goal to further assist the law enforcement agencies, both from an operational and practical point of view, in performing a difficult and sensitive task of preventing and detecting terrorist crimes in accordance with the human rights principles and laws.
The manual will address the key operational issues such as intelligence gathering (including the use of technical surveillance, the interception of communications and the physical surveillance of suspects and suspect premises), before it deals with issues of detaining and questioning suspects, crime scene examination and dealing with witnesses. Related subjects such as international co-operation, extradition, accountability and the security of investigations will be dealt with at the appropriate stages.
This peer review will enable you to give directions for the final content, aiming at the usability of the manual. In a second step after the peer review, the manual will be 'tested' in a pilot training in November 2011.