Progress & Actions
Pursuant to the Minister of Interior’s order on 22 December 2011, a new training programme on appropriate conduct by police officers is currently being implemented, and the first sessions have already begun at the Police Academy. This was put together with the advice of international policing experts, John Yates and John Timoney.
The NSA commenced a comprehensive programme of training for its personnel on 22 January 2012. The courses are being run over revolving periods of six months, and will include classes on basic human rights, appropriate professional conduct and how to interact with members of the public (although this is unlikely to ever happen now that the NSA has been stripped of its law enforcement powers).
The BDF has similarly incorporated a Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials, and the Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials into its training programme, as well as core modules on human rights.