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    APCOF

    The African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum is a network of African policing practitioners from state and non-state institutions. We promote democratic policing through strengthening civilian oversight over the police in Africa. APCOF undertakes research, provides technical support to state and non-state actors including civil society organisations, the police and new and emerging oversight bodies in Africa.

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    APCOF is also a founding and managing partner in the Consortium on Crime and Violence Prevention (CCVP) a collaboration between the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) and APCOF, which works in South Africa and across the continent on projects in the crime prevention sector.

 
 

Policing News

Nigeria: Police Commissioner fired

07 April 2015 

On 7 April 2015 Ekiti state commander, Taiwo Lakanu was fired after allegations of him conniving with criminals...

Nigeria: Police Commissioner fired

07 April 2015 

On 7 April 2015 Ekiti state commander, Taiwo Lakanu was fired after allegations of him conniving with criminals...

South Africa: McBride questions IPID's independence

03 April 

On 2 April 2015 Robert McBride, Executive Director of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) filed court papers in the...

Mali: United Nations police accused of using excessive force in killing Mali protestors

02 April

On 2 April 2015 the United Nations Police Unit was accused of using excessive force in shooting three civilians...

 
 

APCOF News

24 Apr
'15
 

APCOF Statement to 56th Session of the African Commission

APCOF calls on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to request a comprehensive update from the South African Government about steps it is taking to ensure the rights to life and equality for non-nationals living in South Africa. APCOF further calls on the South African Government to invite the Commission to visit South Africa on a fact-finding mission. see 7197_APCOFStatement 56thACHPR.pdf

 

16 Apr
'15
 

Advanced Human Rights Course

From the 13 - 17 July 2015, the University of Pretoria in parternship with APCOF will run an intensive Advanced Human Rights Course on Police Oversight and Accountability, in Pretoria, South Africa. The aim of the course is to profile police accountability and oversight as a human rights and governance concern. Applications are open until 1 June 2015 and a limited number od scholarships are available. For more information on the course please follow the link: 

http://www.apcof.org/files/3546_Police_oversight_brochure_2015.pdfAdvanced 

 

14 Apr
'15
 

UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

15 April 2015 Agenda: From Law to Practice: Implementing International and Regional Standards 

http://www.apcof.org/files/9999_Agenda_15April.pdf

16 - 17 April Workshop 4: Public Contribution to crime prevention and raising awareness of criminal justice - experiences and lessons learned 

http://www.unodc.org/documents/congress//workshops/Programme_Workshop_4.pdf

INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL STANDARDS: 10 STEPS TOWARDS CHANGE

http://www.apcof.org/files/4586_InternationalandRegional_Standards_flyer.pdf

THE LUANDA GUIDELINES: A  RIGHTS BASED APPROACH TO ARREST AND PRETRIAL DETENTION IN AFRICA

http://www.apcof.org/files/1682_Luanda_Guidelines_flyer.pdf