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Understanding And Protecting Human Rights

Twenty seven police officers are currently attending the Global Human Rights Training for Law Enforcement Officers facilitated by the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights at the Fiji
26 Oct 2015 16:14
Understanding And Protecting Human Rights
Participants at the Global Human Rights Training for Law Enforcement Officers in Suva. Photo: Fiji Police Media Cell

Twenty seven police officers are currently attending the Global Human Rights Training for Law Enforcement Officers facilitated by the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights at the Fiji Police Academy.

Officially opening the workshop was Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi.

“The statement from the Commissioner of Police is that the Fiji Police does not condone any abuse of Human Rights and the law is very strict in addressing this”.

Representing the Office of the High Commission of Human Rights in the region was Catherine Phuong.

“I must thank the Commissioner of Police for allowing his officers to attend such a training and let me assure you that we are not here to point a finger at the current way of policing but to support and help improve certain issues in policing when it comes to dealing with Human Rights”, Mrs Phuong said.

DCP Ligairi said the Fiji Police Force was indebted to the Commission in facilitating the training at a time when officers needed to be educated on the technicalities of Human Rights.

“We thank the Commission for identifying the Fiji Police Force and allowing us this opportunity to participate and be more knowledgeable when dealing with Human rights issues”, he said.

The training package has been delivered in over 15 countries and the Fiji Police Force is fortunate to have been the inaugural law enforcement agency in the world to undertake the Amended training package.

“I am proud to inform you all that the Fiji Police Force is the first law enforcement agency in the world to undertake this Amended Training package”, Mrs Phuong said.

Trainers include speakers from the New Zealand Police Force, the representative from the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, the Regional High Commission and the Fiji Human Rights Commission.

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