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The Police and International Human Rights Law

Edited by: Ralf Alleweldt

ISBN13: 9783319713380
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £119.99



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This book provides an updated overview of current international human rights law relating to the police. Around the globe, the police have a special responsibility for the protection of human rights. Police work is governed by national rules and in addition, in today's world, by the evolving international human rights standards. As a result of the ever-developing case law of international courts and other bodies, the requirements of human rights law on policing have become more and more detailed and complex in recent years.

Bringing together a variety of distinguished authors from academia, police forces and other government authorities, the human rights movement, and international organizations, the book discusses topical issues, including the use of deadly force, the prevention of torture, effective investigations, the protection of personal data, and positive obligations of the police.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Police and Public Order Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: The Police, a Key Actor in Human Rights Protection by Ralf Alleweldt and Guido Fickenscher
2. Police and Human Rights: Fundamental Questions by Ralph Crawshaw
3. The Police and the Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by Inna G. Garanina
4. The Police and the Right to Life by Robert Esser
5. Command Responsibility and the Use of Force by the Police by Anja Bienert
6. Effective Investigation of Alleged Police Human Rights Abuse: Combating Impunity by Graham Smith
7. The Deprivation of Liberty by the Police. International Parameters and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by Francesc Guillen Lasierra
8. Police Powers and Criminal Investigations by Jim Murdoch
9. Surveillance Powers of the Police and the Protection of Personal Data by Dieter Kugelmann and Christina Kosin
10. The Protection Against Crime as a Human Right: Positive Obligations of the Police by Dimitris Xenos
11. The Police and the Human Right to Peaceful Assembly by Kai Siegert
12. United Nations Police Missions and Human Rights by Judith Thorn
13. Police Training and International Human Rights Standards by Walter Suntinger
14. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and its work with the Police by Wolfgang S. Heinz
15. The Police and the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture of the United Nations. National Preventive Mechanisms by Aneta Stanchevska.