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    APCOF

    The African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum is a network of African policing practitioners from state and non-state institutions. We promote democratic policing through strengthening civilian oversight over the police in Africa. APCOF undertakes research, provides technical support to state and non-state actors including civil society organisations, the police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa.

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    APCOF is also a founding and managing partner in the Consortium on Crime and Violence Prevention (CCVP) a collaboration between the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) and APCOF, which works in South Africa and across the continent on projects in the crime prevention sector.

 
 

Policing News

South Africa: Police caught on camera drunk

27 March 2015

A Durban police officer has been caught drunk and driving recklessy on camera. In a video shared on...

South Africa: President urged to make the Marikana report public

30 March 2015 

Amnesty International (AI) requested that the South African President Jacob Zuma should make the Marikana Commission of Inquiry...

Kenya: 684 police officers under investigation

14 March 2015 

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) reports that it is investogating 684 police officers who have been accused...

IPID head suspended

12 March 2015 

The South African Minister of police Nkosinathi Nhleko has suspended the Executive Director of Independent Police Investigative Directorate...

 
 

APCOF News

16 Apr
'15
 

Advanced Human Rights Course

From the 13 - 17 July 2015, the University of Pretoria in parternship with APCOF will run an intensive Advanced Human Rights Course on Police Oversight and Accountability, in Pretoria, South Africa. The aim of the course is to profile police accountability and oversight as a human rights and governance concern. Applications are open until 1 June 2015 and a limited number od scholarships are available. For more information on the course please follow the link: 

http://www.apcof.org/files/3546_Police_oversight_brochure_2015.pdfAdvanced 

 

14 Apr
'15
 

UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

15 April 2015 Agenda: From Law to Practice: Implementing International and Regional Standards 

http://www.apcof.org/files/9999_Agenda_15April.pdf

16 - 17 April Workshop 4: Public Contribution to crime prevention and raising awareness of criminal justice - experiences and lessons learned 

http://www.unodc.org/documents/congress//workshops/Programme_Workshop_4.pdf

INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL STANDARDS: 10 STEPS TOWARDS CHANGE

http://www.apcof.org/files/4586_InternationalandRegional_Standards_flyer.pdf

THE LUANDA GUIDELINES: A  RIGHTS BASED APPROACH TO ARREST AND PRETRIAL DETENTION IN AFRICA

http://www.apcof.org/files/1682_Luanda_Guidelines_flyer.pdf

 

13 Apr
'15

APCOF/IPOA Conference - 13 March 2015 , Nairobi

 
Mr Tommy Tshabalala APCOF Chair presents at the APCOF/IPOA Conference.
 
For more information please follow the link.