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February 18, 2020

Human Rights Workshop Concludes, Officers Graduate with Certificates

A weeklong workshop on basic human rights conducted today with 15 police officers graduating with certificates.

The training focused on how police officers should treat suspects when they are arrested and detained.

It is aimed at protecting the rights of accused persons, particularly juveniles.

The workshop was conducted by the UN Office of the High Commission of Human Rights.

It looked at improving skills of police officers on the proper approaches of enforcing laws.

It involved theory lessons and practical exercises.

This is by far, the first training on human rights and the UN Office is looking at introducing HR courses at the Bomana Police Training College.

Many times, the rights of suspects are not taken into consideration when they are arrested or detained.

Thus this workshop is a measure the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is taking to ensure suspects’ rights are observed.

The second training on human rights will be conducted in the coming weeks.

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