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Lesotho: Police Officers Investigated for coup killing

30 September 2014 

The Lesotho Deputy Police Commissioner Masupha Masupha,  said that there are allegations that some Lesotho...

Nigeria: Amnesty International report on torture in Nigerian police station

19 September 2014 

Amnesty International (AI) published a report titled ‘Welcome to Hell Fire: Torture and Other Ill...

Kenya: Police listing lacked firm regulations

8 August 2014 

The Vice Chair of the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) Irene Keino reported to the Committee...

Nigeria: NHRC to train police on Human Rights

7 August 2014 

The Nigerian National Human Rights Commission will start training police on human rights issues from September 2014.. Executive...



23 Oct

The Impact of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on police impunity and culture

Melanie Dugmore's  opinion piece on impact of IPID on police impunity and culture, looking at challenges and opportunities. To read the article please follow the link  



16 Oct

Spike in Claims of Police Torture is Worrying - Louise Edwards

Louise Edwards's opinion piece on torture in South Africa, published by Business Day on 15 October 2014. Please follow the link for the article. 



13 Aug

UHRC Launches Pre Trial Detention Guidelines

The Ugandan Human Rights Commission launched the Pre Trial Detention Guidelines, to red more please follow the link