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Activities & publications

Police and Human Rights Programme

OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Amnesty International: Blunt Force – Investigating the misuse of police batons and related equipment

    Time and again, law enforcement officials are too quick to resort to the use of force, often against peaceful protesters exercising their rights to freedom of…

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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

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

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • UN experts call for an end to police brutality worldwide

    Policing

    Independent United Nations human rights experts* issued the following joint statement, to express their alarm at what they describe as…

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

    Policing

    French  Spanish Across the world, from the streets of Thailand to Philadelphia (USA), from Greece to Chile, the police continue to use tear gas and pepper spray unlawfully and unnecessarily, resulting in serious injury and even death.

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  • Concluding observations and recommendations on outcomes at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council HRC47

    Policing

    The Human Rights Council (“the Council”) adopted a resolution, led by the African Group of states, creating an independent, international…

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  • UN Human Rights Chief urges immediate, transformative action to uproot systemic racism

    Policing

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative…

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

  • France Police Violence: A new report by Amnesty International highlights abusive and illegal use of force during the Teknival rave in Redon, in June 2021

    Rapport Engels

    As this week, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, closes the Beauvau security consultations, which aim to…

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  • Amnesty International: Blunt Force – Investigating the misuse of police batons and related weapons

    Rapport Engels

    Time and again, law enforcement officials are too quick to resort to the use of force, often against peaceful protesters exercising their rights to freedom of…

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  • Syria: “You’re going to your death” Violations against Syrian refugees returning to Syria

    Rapport Engels

    Syrian intelligence officers have subjected women, children and men returning to Syria to unlawful or arbitrary detention, torture and other…

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  • Nicaragua: Where are they?: Enforced disappearance as a strategy of repression

    Rapport Engels

    Since 28 May 2021, the government of Daniel Ortega has pursued a new phase of its repressive strategy. Characteristic elements…

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  • Russia: No place for protest

    Rapport Engels

    The right to freedom of peaceful assembly is a fundamental human right enshrined both in international and regional treaties to…

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  • Ethiopia: “I don’t know if they realized I was a person”: Rape and sexual violence in the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

    Rapport Engels

    During the conflict that began on 4 November 2020 in Tigray – Ethiopia’s northernmost region – troops fighting in support…

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  • Saudi Arabia’s post-G20 crackdown on expression: Resumption of crackdown on free speech, human rights activism and use of the death penalty

    Rapport Engels

    Following Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 culminating in the November 2020 summit, Saudi Arabian authorities increased their prosecutions and…

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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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