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Malawi: Journalist beaten up by the Police

21 October 

The Malawian Police allegedly arrested and assaulted a Times Group journalist, Archibald Kasakura. It is reported that this...

DRC: United Nations Human Rights Commissioner expelled in Congo

20 October 2014 

United Nations  Ban Ki – Moon has condemned the Republic of Congo for expelling the...

Kenya: Police Officers summoned for shooting and killing a child

10 October 2014 

The Kenyan High Court has summoned two police officers for allegedly shooting and killing a 14 year...

South Africa: Criminals Allegedly abuses in a police station

08 October 2014 

The South African Human Rights Commission has released a statement stating that allegedly suspects held at Maake...



23 Oct

The Impact of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on police impunity and culture

Melanie Dugmore's  opinion piece on impact of IPID on police impunity and culture, looking at challenges and opportunities. To read the article please follow the link  



16 Oct

Spike in Claims of Police Torture is Worrying - Louise Edwards

Louise Edwards's opinion piece on torture in South Africa, published by Business Day on 15 October 2014. Please follow the link for the article. 



13 Aug

UHRC Launches Pre Trial Detention Guidelines

The Ugandan Human Rights Commission launched the Pre Trial Detention Guidelines, to red more please follow the link