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National workshop in Kyrgyzstan "Community policing tools to counter violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism"

Category
Event
Date(s)
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Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism

Description

This workshop, organised by the Action against Terrorism Unit, Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Secretariat and the OSCE Center in Bishkek in co-operation with the Kyrgyz Ministry of the Interior. It aims at promoting the development of partnerships between the Police and civil society mainly through the use of community policing tools, to counter violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT) while protecting and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Summary

The workshop targets intermediate level police and civil society experts, as well as advisors and staff from decision-making instances in relevant Ministries.

Participants will review ongoing efforts in Kyrgyzstan and discuss the way ahead in terms of improving the relationship between the Police and civil society, drawing on existing international best practices and human rights standards.

As an outcome, this meeting should result in concrete recommendations to be considered by relevant authorities - mainly the Ministry of Interior and the Police - in developing/adapting their strategies, policies and operational responses to effectively prevent VERLT, in partnership with civil society.

Recommendations may also identify training needs and opportunities for further OSCE support to Kyrgyzstan in counter-terrorism capacity-building and advisory activities for both police and civil society.

Information

Added on
03 Apr 2017
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Workshop
Venue description

Hyatt Hotel
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit, OSCE Secretariat / Transnational Threats Department / Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Participants
Experts, Government officials, Law enforcement officers, OSCE staff
Region
Kyrgyzstan
Keywords
terrorism, community policing
Rights
OSCE