A three-day training course on protecting the rights of alleged victims and accused persons for police investigators from Tashkent and the surrounding area was conducted by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan. The aim of the training is to enhance the investigators’ professional understanding of and commitment to international policing and investigative standards.
Emphasis is being placed on working within the framework of national and international laws on human rights-compliant policing, which uphold the presumption of innocence, prohibit the use of torture and oppressive practices, and protect the dignity of and respect for witnesses and suspects at all stages of the investigative process.
The participants will also be trained in putting the principles and concepts they learn into practice, enhancing their effectiveness and sense of personal accomplishment. The course will leave them better equipped to carry out their investigative responsibilities to the exacting standards rightly expected of them by the people of Uzbekistan.