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Police get human rights guidebooks from UN

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Approximately 2,500 pocket guides on human rights are to be handed over to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from the United Nations (UN) in order to standardise the training offered to members at all levels of the organisation.

The pocket guides on Human Rights in Law Enforcement, which are the result of a joint effort between the JCF and the UN will be handed over tomorrow at the new building at the Office of the Commissioner of Police.

The JCF explained that the move to put together the guide came about in 2016 when the then Senior UN Human Rights Advisor in Jamaica, Dr Birgit Gerstenberg, was approached by the National Police College of Jamaica with the idea of working with it to develop a human rights training curriculum for members of the Force.

The guides will be used to enhance the fit between the training offered and that which is needed by members to perform their jobs effectively.

They will also be used to ensure training appropriately complies with / reflects constitutional and other legal provisions and developments in human rights standards and training internationally.

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