Police officers urged to respect human rights

Members of the Royal PNG Constabulary are expected to conduct themselves within their Code of Ethics and respect the rights of ordinary citizens.

Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga stressed this during the launch of the revised “Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour” booklet yesterday.

Commissioner Kulunga said that the number of cases of police brutality and abuses within RPNGC were high because members of the force were either ignorant or defiant towards the existing laws on human rights.

The booklet was produced by the International Community of the Red Cross to guide policemen and women on how they should be carrying out their duties.

ICRC works closely with detainees and advises the police hierarchy on the rights of these detainees and how the police can best deal with it.

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