Online training on Human Rights Compliant Policing

Together with the Asia-Europe Foundation NCHR organised an online training on investigative interviewing during the months of September and October. 

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The training made use of a variety of teaching strategies to cover the material which was intended to reflect the impact of a three-day in person training. The participants received weekly reading and tasks and participated in virtual live session and group work. 

The 28 participants were police officers, public prosecutors and senior representatives of CSOs and other public institutions from 13 ASEM member states​ involved in promoting and upholding the rule of law.

The course was informative and practical. It enhanced professional capacity to understand the international practices of human rights compliant policing (participant feedback). 

The memory as a crime scene

The training covered topics such as gathering complete and reliable information at a crime scene, investigative decision-making and memory, human rights implications of investigative interviewing and associated safeguards, regional experiences and key challenges concerning implementation, and the value of investigative interviewing for the prosecution. 

The training was highly relevant and thought provoking, and it was also interesting to learn how the police and prosecutors in other areas operate and having them share their learning experiences (participant feedback).

Prominent teaching experts

Experts involved in the training include Dr. Ivar A. Fahsing, Detective Chief Superintendent and NCHR experts consultant, Professor Rebecca (Becky) Milne, a chartered forensic psychologist and scientist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Mrs. Santanee Ditsayabut, Thai Provincial Chief Public Prosecutor and university lecturer, Dr. Asbjørn Rachlew, Police Superintendent and NCHR guest researcher, and Dr. Alice Edwards, Head of Secretariat, Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI). 

Ongoing projects

This training was co-organised and supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) as part of the 19th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights. 

NCHR has a number of ongoing projects supporting the judiciary's capacity to improve its human rights compliance by strengthening human rights knowledge among core actors within the chain of justice, including judges, prosecutors and the police. Read more about our ongoing projects

Tags: RoL NCHR, Rule of Law, Police Training, Policing, Human Rights
Published Nov. 13, 2020 12:42 PM