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28 June 2018, 18:30-20:00

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University of Pretoria

This event accompanies the launch of a brand new online resource The Law on Police Use of Force Worldwide, developed by researchers at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (University of Pretoria), in partnership with student researchers at the University of Oxford and the Geneva Academy. On this occasion, panelists will discuss the importance of domestic legal regulations of the use of force by law enforcement officials.

This online resource is designed as a repository of all national legislation, international and national jurisprudence, regulations and other relevant documents with a bearing on how police officers and other law enforcement officials use force. It should serve as a valuable resource for researchers, advocates and law-makers in undertaking comparative legal review or advancing legislative reform.

Panelists

  • Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee;
  • Nils Melzer, Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy and UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment.
  • Jennifer Turner, Expert on Policing, American Civil Liberties Union's
  • Terrence Williams, Head, Jamaica's Police Oversight Body (INDECOM)

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