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Activities & publications

Police and Human Rights Programme

OUR ACTIVITIES

  • PHRP expert meeting on predictive policing

    In May 2019, PHRP held a 2-day expert meeting on predictive policing. The meeting brought together representatives of civil…

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  • Thematic work

    Regional Consultation on the Guidelines for the Policing of Assemblies (ACHPR) On 26th and 27th of September 2016, PHRP attended…

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  • Training & Workshops

    Third Police and Human Rights Training in Amsterdam, The Netherlands In the beginning of December 2019, PHRP delivered for…

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

  • PHRP Expert Meeting on Predictive Policing

    Publication

    On 20.-21. May 2019, the Police and Human Right Programme (PHRP) of Amnesty International Netherlands held an expert meeting on…

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  • Projectile electric-shock weapons: An Amnesty International position paper

    Publication

    Projectile electric-shock weapons (PESWs) have the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Thus, whilst this weapon may have…

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  • Police and human rights defenders

    Short paper series no 4: Police and human rights defenders

    Publication

    In 2018, PHRP finalised the fourth paper of the short paper series on police and human rights defenders. Across the world, more and more human rights defenders focus on policing related issues or come into contact with police while carrying out their human rights activities.

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  • Short paper series no 3: Police and Minority Groups

    Publication

    In 2016, PHRP finalized the third paper of the short paper series on Police and Minority Groups. Police have a…

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  • Use of Force: Guidelines for Implementation of the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials

    Publication

    In order to be able to fulfil their responsibilities of maintaining law, safety and public order and preventing and…

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  • Short paper series no. 2: Police Oversight

    Publication

    In the beginning of 2015 PHRP has finalized a paper on police oversight (the second of the AINL PHRP short…

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  • Short paper series no 1: ‘Policing Assemblies’

    Publication

    In 2013 the first Short paper was produced on the policing of assemblies. The research helped to identify a…

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  • Understanding Policing – A resource book for human rights activists

    Publication

    This comprehensive resource book has first been published by AI Netherlands in 2006 as part of their Police and…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS

  • CoE Commissioner for Human Rights: Challenges to human rights have intensified in Europe

    Policing

    The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today her annual activity report covering 2019. The…

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  • COVID-19 security measures no excuse for excessive use of force, say UN Special Rapporteurs

    Policing

    GENEVA (17 April 2020) – UN Human rights experts have expressed grave concern at the multiplication of accounts of…

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  • UN special rapporteur: “States responses to Covid 19 threat should not halt freedoms of assembly and association”

    Policing

    GENEVA (14 April 2020) – The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights around the world. “I salute…

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  • Human Rights Committee 2nd Draft General Comment on the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

    Policing

    In November 2019, during its 127th session, the Human Rights Committee finalised its first reading of draft General Comment 37…

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  • Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) Report on Protest and Human Rights

    Policing

    In September 2019, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and its Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression…

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  • New technologies and their impact on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of assemblies: Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Policing

    In October, PHRP in collaboration with the Amnesty’s Law and Policy Programme and Tech Team, responded to a call for…

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

  • Eyes on Chile: Police violence and command responsibility during the period of social unrest

    Rapport Engels

    This is the executive summary, conclusions and recommendations of the hard-hitting report analysing patterns and individual cases of police violence…

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  • France: Arrested for protest: Weaponizing the law to crackdown on peaceful protesters in France

    Rapport Engels

    Since 2018 large protests took place in France with millions of people demanding social and economic justice. This report details…

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  • Iran: Trampling humanity – mass arrests, disappearances and torture since Iran’s 2019 November protests

    Rapport Engels

    In response to nationwide protests in November 2019, the Iranian authorities waged a campaign of mass repression that led to…

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  • Find more country reports in the PHRP resources database

    Rapport Engels

    This website is an initiative of the Police and Human Rights Programme (PHRP) of the Dutch Section of Amnesty International.

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  • Yemen: ‘God Only Knows If he’s Alive’: Enforced disappearance and detention violations in southern Yemen

    Rapport Engels

    Yemeni security forces that are backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as UAE troops operating in southern…

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  • Sierra Leone: A force for good? Restrictions on peaceful assembly and impunity for excessive use of force by the Sierra Leone police

    Rapport Engels

    Over the past 10 years, peaceful protests have regularly been refused permission in Sierra Leone, particularly those organized by opposition…

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  • Indonesia: “Don’t bother, just let him die”: Killing with impunity in Papua

    Rapport Engels

    Over the two decades since Indonesia’s 1998 reforms (Reformasi) began, successive governments of Indonesia have pledged to end human rights…

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  • Nicaragua: Shoot to kill: Nicaragua’s strategy to repress protest

    Rapport Engels

    In response to social protests during April and May 2018, the Nicaraguan government adopted a strategy of violent repression not…

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