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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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  • Country work

    A flawed process: Revision of the Dutch use-of-force policies In the Netherlands, AI is following some worrying developments with regards…

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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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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

  • Sudan: “They descended on us like rain”: Justice for victims of protest crackdown in Sudan

    Rapport Engels

    In this report, Amnesty International found evidence of use of unnecessary and/or excessive force, unlawful killings, suppression of freedom of…

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  • Iran: ‘They shot our children’: Killings of minors in Iran’s November 2019 protests

    Rapport Engels

    Between 15 and 19 November 2019, Iran’s security forces unlawfully resorted to lethal force to crush nationwide protests, killing over…

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  • Egypt: Permanent State of Exception: Abuses by the Supreme State Security Prosecution

    Rapport Engels

    Amnesty International has examined the role of the SSSP and concluded that it is responsible for routinely violating the rights…

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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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