A Pocket book for Police on Basic Human rights Standards

01 Jan 2012

Report Summary

In order to enhance the observance of human rights in the work of police, the Uganda Human Rights Commission in partnership with the UN deemed it necessary to produce a user friendly pocket book that can be used a quick reference for police offices.

The pocket book is intended to be used by police officers to enhance the protection and promotion of human rights in their work as required by the Constitution of Uganda, 1995.

This pocket book highlights what a police officer needs to know about human rights; the rights of suspects with particular focus on freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment; and what is expected of him or her in the protection and promotion of human rights.

Report Highlights

  • What a police officer needs to know about human rights?
  • What a police officer needs to know about rights of suspects?
  • What is expected of a police officer in the protection and promotion of human rights?
A Pocketbook for Police on Basic Human Rights Standards