The aim of the roundtable is to raise awareness of the good law enforcement practices, identified in the Guidebook, among practitioners of the criminal justice system, policy-makers and decision-making structures of the relevant ministries and to identify recommendations for the implementation of these good practices into daily work.
This roundtable is organised by the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU) in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the OSCE Centre in Astana.
In 2006, the SPMU, in close co-operation with experts from OSCE participating States, institutions, field operations, international organisations and non-governmental organisations developed the Guidebook on Democratic Policing (GDP).
Since the Guidebook is now available in the Russian language the SPMU seeks to facilitate the impact of the GDP in the police services of Central Asia, discussing with them the practical implementation of the Guidebook’s contents, particularly with respect to the important fields of the oversight the police and executing police powers in the contexts of freedom of assembly and detention.
The event brought together experts from Ministries of Interior, Ministries of Justice, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutor’s Offices and Civil Society Organisations.