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Facilitation of best practices of Public Assembly Management

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
-
Subject
Policing

Description

The purpose of the project was to build the capacity of Internal Troops and Police of Azerbaijan inclusive of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in appropriate use of reasonable measures and proportional method of public assembly management consistent with the international standards.

Subject
Policing
Date(s)
-
Region
Caucasus
Keywords
public order, crowd control

Summary

In light of the Parliamentary Elections of 2010, the Office focused on building the capacity of the Police and Internal Troops of Baku and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) to manage public gatherings in line with international standards and human rights practices. The present project provided a number of training activities for building the capacity of relevant law·enforcement agencies to effectively manage public assemblies, through training in the use of non-violent methods of crowd control.

For that purpose, a team of police trainers from the federation state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany were invited to Azerbaijan to prepare and conduct the training activities. The trainings were divided into a theoretical and practical exercises and included discussions and working group activities as well as exercises with practical demonstrations.

Considering the success of similar projects during the last few years, the Office, in the framework of the present project, organised the 1st Public Assembly Management Conference upon the completion of the intended train ing programme. The conference brought together all partners involved in crowd control training in Azerbaijan as well as create a platform for sharing the lessons learned by other OSCE participating States.

The project consisted of three activities:

  • Training of Internal Troops and Police of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
  • Training of Internal Troops and Police of Baku city
  • Organisation of an International Conference on Public Assembly Management in Baku

Information

Added on
07 Apr 2017
Origin
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku, Azerbaijan
Region
Azerbaijan
Keywords
public order, crowd control
Rights
OSCE