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Activities & publications

Police and Human Rights Programme

OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Americas: Amnesty International launches five strategies for holding police to account

    To end the rampant impunity for human rights violations committed by police across many parts of Latin America and Caribbean, ...

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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

  • 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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INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS

  • 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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  • 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 REPORTS

  • 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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  • Afghanistan: The fate of thousands hanging in the balance: Afghanistan’s fall into the hands of the Taliban

    Rapport Engels

    The Taliban have attempted to portray to the world that they will respect human rights- however the ground reality is…

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  • 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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