Police and Human Rights: A Manual for Teachers, Resource Persons and Participants in Human Rights Programmes

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, May 28, 1999 - Political Science - 291 pages
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This book is a teaching resource written by a former senior police officer, now working in the field of human rights and policing, as a contribution to the realisable ideal of securing respect for, and protection of, human rights by and through effective policing. It is a Teaching Manual designed to enable educators and trainers of police to conduct human rights seminars and workshops for police, or to enable them to incorporate human rights' into police academy programmes.
The Manual provides a concise account of international human rights standards relevant to the exercise of police powers, to the performance of police functions, and to police leadership and training. Chapters on the professional context, the international context and the democratic context within which policing is practised, provide a framework for this account.
The content and format of the Manual are based on best practice developed by the author when delivering human rights programmes for police initiated and organised in a variety of countries by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The long-term nature of these programmes means that it has been possible to develop and refine teaching methods and material, which have been incorporated in the Manual.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE TO THE MANUAL
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THECONTEXT 19
EXERCISE CHALLENGES AND PROFESSIONALISM 22
THE PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF POLICING 27
THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 35
REALISATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH LEADERSHIP
ENLIGHTENMENT BY POLICE TEACHERS AND TRAINERS 204
THE DEMOCRATIC CONTEXT 65
THESTANDARDS 73
ARREST 88
DETENTION 95
SEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE 109
POLICE FUNCTIONS AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 115
AID AND ASSISTANCE IN EMERGENCIES 133
POLICING IN TIMES OF DISTURBANCE AND TENSION 145

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THE NATURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND WHY THEY ARE PROTECTED UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW 36
HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS 42
SUPERVISION AND ENFORCEMENT 56
SUPPLEMENT TO CHAPTERS 12 AND 13 ON REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS 163
PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 170
THE PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION 176
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