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NCHR hosts joint lecture by Professors Ray Bull and Dave Walsh on the international implementation of investigative interviewing and the assessment of its effectiveness.
Together with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and CTI (Convention against Torture Initiative) the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights co-hosted the Asia-Pacific "Regional Seminar the UN Convention against Torture: Building Robust Preventive Frameworks". The event took place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on April 20-22.
Together with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and Pakistani and Nigerian national police NCHR held two separate pilot testing events in Islamabad and Abuja last week.
The training was held electronically and attended by 29 Indonesian judges. It started on the 24th of November and went over three weeks, with two sessions per week. The training was organised by the NCHR in cooperation with LeIP (the Indonesian Institute for and Independent Judiciary) and the Indonesian Supreme Court.
NCHR met with partners, diplomats, leading experts and politicians during a recent trip to Vienna, Geneva, Düsseldorf and Berlin to promote and discuss ideas on the dissemination and implementation of the Méndez Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering.
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.
Two recent endorsements of the initiative to develop principles on effective interviewing underscore the demand for positive and practical guidance for the law enforcement and security sector.
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.
This side event during UNTOC-COP 10 will be on sharing good practices and advancing the development of international guidelines for interviews of suspects, victims and witnesses for the purposes of criminal investigations, including organized crime.
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.
NCHR cooperates with the UN Department of Peace Operations to draft a manual providing advice for UN police peacekeepers on advanced methods of investigative interviewing.
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.