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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.
Together with the Asia-Europe Foundation NCHR organised an online training on investigative interviewing during the months of September and October.
The main objective of the training programme is to build capacity of law enforcement, and members of the judiciary in ASEM Partner countries on the evidence-based and human rights-compliant Investigative Interviewing technique and its associated safeguards.
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.
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.
In cooperation with Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeiP) NCHR has organised a workshop in preparation of an upcoming training programme for 1600 new Judges in Indonesia.
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.