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After almost four years NCHR together with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI) have the pleasure of unveiling the ‘Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering’, referred to as the ‘Mendez Principles’.
More than 30 Law enforcement officers and prosecutors from Ghana, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria participated in the training workshop which aimed to build capacity of law enforcement and the wider justice system on investigative interviewing in West Africa.
Ambassador Mona Juul states the importance of non-coercive, human rights-compliant intel-gathering during Security Council meeting on Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) highlights Investigative Interviewing as a paradigm shift in its report on "Preventing police torture and other forms of ill-treatment – reflections on good practices and emerging approaches".
Thailand Department of Special Investigations (DSI) is conducting a one week training in interviewing and psychology with a view to develop academy level training courses.
Interviewing is a core task in law enforcement and how the police conduct interviews has a profound impact on the outcome and fairness of the subsequent criminal proceedings. This seminar will discuss the applicability of investigative interviewing in counter-terrorism efforts, discuss how it can serve as a remedy against ill-treatment, and illustrate the psychology behind this approach.
Ms. Ingebjørg Hansen from the Oslo Police shared Norwegian experiences with non-coercive Interviewing during a high-level panel at the UN Headquarters in New York.
NCHR becomes secretariat for drafting a manual providing advice for UN police peacekeepers on advanced methods of investigative interviewing.
BLOG POST: Since January 2019, British and Norwegian experts have supported an anti-torture program led by Restart in Lebanon. The project entails training representatives from the Lebanese police, investigative judges and security forces in how to conduct interviews and think like investigators.
For the sixth time, FRR Law Office and Bareskrim Polri in cooperation with the University Police College of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights organised a training course in Investigative interviewing in Indonesia.
NCHR participated in open and closed sessions with Tunisian criminal justice and human rights authorities, briefing the participants on the initiative for a Universal protocol on investigative interviewing and associated safeguards.
NCHR held briefings on investigative interviewing for the committee on torture and the sub-committee on torture in Geneva. The committees offered valuable input on the development of a Universal Protocol.
Last week NCHR co-hosted the side event "Progress on the Development of the Universal Protocol on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards" at the UN in New York. The event was moderated by Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, and brought together UN agency, civil society and member state representatives.
NCHR contributes to the international conference “Fair treatment of People in Police custody”, organised by Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences in Oranienburg, Germany, 16-17 October.
Monday 15 October NCHR is co-sponsoring a side event to the 73rd General Assembly titled "Progress on the Development of the Universal Protocol on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards".
NCHR and the Norwegian Police University College were invited to convene a course in investigative interviewing for 35 police investigators at the Civilian Police Academy in São Paolo, Brazil.
The Thai Public Broadcasting Service, PBS interviewed NCHR's Gisle Kvanvig and Norwegian Police during the first workshop on «From interrogation to investigative interviewing» organised in Thailand.
The NCHR and The Norwegian Police Academy (PHS) conducted the first seminar on Investigative Interviewing in Bangkok on 22 March.
The conference in Newcastle mid-October brought together police, military and intelligence practitioners as well as academic researchers.
More than 40 police officers and investigators from seven police districts in central Vietnam are gathered in Danang this week.
'Truth without torture: A role-play on investigative interviewing' launched at a public event at Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event was followed by an OHCHR-seminar on the implementation of effective safeguards against torture.
Watch the high-level panel discussion at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The NCHR is now in New York with Norwegian police preparing for the panel Torture During Interrogations: Illegal, Immoral, and Ineffective during the opening week of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
The NCHR attends high level UN meeting in New York to promote global standards for police interrogation based on Norwegian experience.