Police officers offered human rights training

Police Commissioner Gari Baki urged senior police officers to learn, understand and apply international policing standards in line with human rights law in their commands.

He made this comments after the completion of a human rights training course offered by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to 30 senior police officers Port Moresby and Central Province.

The workshop, one of a series held in PNG by the Geneva-based humanitarian organisation, aimed to provide a forum for police officers to discuss issues and learn how to apply international standards in their police work.

The workshops covered such topics as international human rights law, arrest and detention, the use of force and firearms and maintenance of public order.

“The ICRC has expertise in international law and policing and we’re pleased to share that with the RPNGC,” said Mark Kessler, ICRC Head of Mission for PNG.

The course facilitator and former police officer, Anand Appadoo said: “It’s a confidential forum in which police can discuss real-life case studies, talk about how the police acted in each instance and discuss ways they could have performed better.”





Charles Yapumi