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Dialogue on Police and Human Rights

20 April 2017

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) together with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum  (APCOF)  hosted  a dialogue on human rights on policing at their offices in Braamfontein from 20-21 April 2017.

Advocate Vusi Pikoli was asked to speak at this dialogue, as it aimed to bring together role players in policing including government, oversight bodies, Chapter 9 institutions and civil society organisations (CSOs).    The main goal of the dialogue was to convene a broad based dialogue between the CSOs and government stakeholders to contribute towards building a South African consensus on the substance and process of implementing new police policy architecture. 

The dialogue aimed to create a space for constructive discussion between the various role players to engage on human rights related policing issues, and  support the CSOs contributions and inputs into the developments including the  White Paper on Safety and Security, with a particular emphasis on strengthening good human rights practice by the police, and of course, to encourage participants to share experiences.  The below video clip was taken at the dialogue.