Change the World Webinar 2: Police and Policing in a System of Safety

Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | Time: 16h00 – 18h00 (SAST)

This webinar explores opportunities to reframe policing in the context of systemic safety, as a transversal set of mandates.

Law enforcement cannot alone achieve safety; many risk factors that drive unsafety have no link to the mandates or capabilities of law enforcement and cannot be resolved by arrest, detention and deterrence. COVID-19 and it’s coercive strategies have spotlighted and exacerbated pre-existing limitations on policing itself.

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AAAJD Webinar: #ENDSARS Movement in Nigeria and Police Reform in Africa and Asia

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020 | Time: 10h00 (GMT)

Several countries in Africa and Asia are grappling with issues of the reform of the police and other security agencies. How these reforms impact on the rights of citizens depends on different factors. This webinar is aimed at looking at developments in Africa and Asia and how the experience in Nigeria may impact other countries undergoing security sector reform. Panelists are drawn from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and India to discuss police reform, using developments in Nigeria as a springboard.

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Media statement: Release of Marikana Panel of Experts report is critical for engagement with new SAPS Bill

More than 20 civil society organisations fighting for social justice, supported by the Marikana Commission Chairperson Judge Ian Farlam, state that meaningful engagement with the new draft SAPS Bill is being undermined due to the 2018 report of the Panel of Experts on Policing being kept secret.

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Statement to the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

APCOF submitted a statement to the ACHPR on the occasion of its 67th ordinary session, on the situation of human rights in Africa.

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AAAJD & ICJ-Kenya Webinar: The role of the justice sector in good security governance

AAAJD & ICJ-Kenya Webinar: The role of the justice sector in good security governance

Date: 08 October 2020 | Time:10h00 GMT

Please see event flyer for details.

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Virtual Regional Conference on Decriminalisation of Petty Offences in Africa

Date and Time: 14 – 16 September 2020, from 12h00 – 14h00 (GMT)

The regional campaign on decriminalisation of petty offences in Africa will be holding a virtual regional conference in September 2020. The overall objective of the Conference is to provide a continental platform for a broad-based discussion and review of measures adopted to contain public emergencies and crisis, such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); analyse policing policies and practices adopted in response to such emergencies; and determine whether there are any linkages between these measures, their enforcement and the rights and welfare of those experiencing social marginality and other forms of social-economic disadvantage. Additionally, the Conference aims to identify regional best efforts and practices – on responding to pandemics – that are right-based in nature and promote the targeted mainstreaming of such efforts into other existing commitments to address public emergencies.

The Conference will be held over three consecutive days on 14th, 15th and 16th of September 2020, as separate sessions from 11h00 GMT (13h00 SAST, 14h00 EAT)

For further information, or to register interest in attending, please contact helene@apcof.org.za.

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