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Activities & publications

Police and Human Rights Programme

OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Amnesty International releases 20 rules for ending widespread misuse of police batons

    Recent footage of police in India attacking protesters and detainees with batons highlights the urgent need for law enforcement agencies worldwide to tackle the rampant misuse of batons and other striking weapons, Amnesty International said today.

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  • Thematic work

    Amnesty International releases 30 rules to curb the use of chemical irritants by police

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  • Training & Workshops

    Third Police and Human Rights Training in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Country work

    France: Class Action Lawsuit against Ethnic Profiling

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

  • Striking weapons in law enforcement

    Publication

    Recent footage of police in India attacking protesters and detainees with batons highlights the urgent need for law enforcement agencies…

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  • Chemical irritants in law enforcement

    Publication

    Across the world, from the streets of Thailand to Philadelphia (USA), from Greece to Chile, the police continue to use…

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  • 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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INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS

  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association on peaceful protest in crisis situations

    Policing

    This report, to be presented at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022, examines key…

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  • Venezuela, agent schiet op demonstranten

    Venezuela: Hard-hitting UN report backs claims of crimes against humanity and identifies possible perpetrators

    Policing

    The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela, created by the UN Human Rights Council in September 2019, presented its conclusions…

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  • Philippines: ICC launches probe into deadly “war on drugs”, seeks to end impunity

    Policing

    Responding to the International Criminal Court (ICC) pre-trial chamber’s announcement that it has opened an investigation into the killings during…

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  • Artificial intelligence risks to privacy demand urgent action – Bachelet

    Policing

    GENEVA (15 September 2021) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday stressed the urgent need  for…

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

  • Iran: In death’s waiting room: Deaths in custody following deliberate denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons

    Rapport Engels

    This briefing documents how Iranian officials are committing shocking violations of the right to life by deliberately denying ailing prisoners…

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  • Sri Lanka: Still no answers: An update on the rights of victims of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka

    Rapport Engels

    Victims of human rights violations in the context of the war and its aftermath, bravely continuing their quest for answers,…

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  • Colombia: Shoot on Sight: Eye Trauma in the Context of the National Strike

    Rapport Engels

    Colombia: Excessive force by riot police during National Strike left more than 100 people with eye trauma Violence and repression…

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  • Living Ghosts: The devastating impact of enforced disappearances in Pakistan

    Rapport Engels

    Living Ghosts, documents how enforced disappearance – in which state agents deny holding an individual or refuse to provide information…

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  • Xenophobic machines: Discrimination through unregulated use of algorithms in the Dutch childcare benefits scandal

    Rapport Engels

    Social security enforcement agencies worldwide are increasingly automating their processes in the hope of detecting fraud. The Netherlands is at…

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  • Sri Lanka: From burning houses to burning bodies: Anti-Muslim violence, discrimination and harassment in Sri Lanka

    Rapport Engels

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim community have faced incidents of violence, discrimination and harassment for decades. Most recently, since 2013, there have…

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  • Chile: Criminal liability of commanders for omission in connection with crimes committed during the social unrest

    Rapport Engels

    Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to analyse the criminal liability for omission of the authorities and commanders…

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  • Netherlands: Still no Safety: Venezuelans denied protection in Curaçao

    Rapport Engels

    Since Amnesty lnternational’s initials report in 2018, the rights of Venezuelans who have fled to Curaçao are still violated. They…

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