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Police In Human Rights Training

Police In Human Rights Training
Fiji Police Force during the workshop in Suva yesterday.
June 30
16:40 2015

The Fiji Police Force is taking steps to build a culture of respect for human rights within its ranks.

For that, 35 members of the force including sergeants, corporals and constables attended a one-day human rights workshop in Suva yesterday.

This is to recognise the significant role of Police respecting, promoting and protecting the rights of all citizens.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi said, “At the end of the day, we have to recognise that human rights are a fundamental building block for democracy.

“We have to support the development of a Police force in Fiji that is accountable, transparent, gender-aware and supportive of human rights,” he said.

The training is convened with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Suva.

This is the first in a series of training workshops that will happen across all divisions within the Fiji Police Force.

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