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Activities & publications

Police and Human Rights Programme

OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Human Rights Council Virtual Side Event – Securitized COVID-19 Responses: Key Trends and Concerns

    *** Spanish below – Español abajo ***   INVITATION   SECURITIZED COVID-19 RESPONSES: Key Trends and Concerns  …

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  • Thematic work

    PHRP Expert Meeting on Predictive Policing: In May 2019, PHRP held a 2-day expert meeting on predictive policing. The meeting…

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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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  • Country work

    France: Systemic Police Discrimination Requires Reforms Groups Initiate Class Action Suit on Discriminatory Identity Checks Police…

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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

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the enjoyment of human rights around the world including good practices and areas of concern

    Policing

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presents an update on the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic…

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  • Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) Report on Persons Deprived of Liberty in Nicaragua

    Policing

    In October 2020, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights published a report on Persons deprived of liberty in Nicaragua.

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  • New CERD General recommendation No. 36 on Preventing and Combating Racial profiling

    Policing

    On 24th November 2020, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination published its General recommendation No. 36 on…

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  • 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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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

  • Venezuela: Impunity in the face of lethal policy of social control

    Rapport Engels

    Amnesty International received credible and consistent reports that alleged extrajudicial executions were committed between 6-9 January 2021, in La Vega…

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  • Old ghosts in new garb: Sri Lanka’s return to fear

    Rapport Engels

    The Sri Lankan government has launched a renewed crackdown on dissent. Civil society organizations and human rights defenders are under…

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  • Silence at any cost: State tactics to deepen the repression in Nicaragua

    Rapport Engels

    The evidence and testimonies contained in this report show how the Government of Nicaragua has deepened and perfected its repressive…

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  • Find more country reports in the PHRP resources database

    Rapport Engels

    This database 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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