The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is hosting a one-week intensive short course on Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups in Africa.
Course date: 9 - 13 September 2019
Venue: University of Pretoria Main Campus
About the course
Given the relative nascence of police oversight and accountability as an area of both academic and professional endeavour, the issue has, despite its obvious and critical importance, a limited profile in Africa.
There are few people that actively operate in the field, and who can boast a complete set of skills, particularly in the area of police oversight.
The Centre for Human Rights (CHR), in partnership with the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) and the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), are presenting a short course on Police Oversight and Accountability in Africa.
The aim of the course is to profile police accountability and oversight as a human rights and governance concern, and assist in building a community of practitioners on the continent who can become active advocates for increased accountability of the police, and who are skilled to identify and act in terms of overseeing the actions of the police.
During the one-week intensive course, scheduled from 9 - 13 September 2019, training is provided to practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and post-graduate students.
Topics may include the following:
- Police Oversight: Theories and systems
- Democratic Policing
- The architecture of Police Oversight
- Police Oversight in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
- Internal and External Oversight: Systems and Practice
- Police Standards: Overview of relevant International and regional standards monitoring police action
- Police Corruption
- Use of Force
- Public Order and Policing Elections
- Custody Visits and Citizen Oversight
- National Security and Access to Information
- Policing gender and sexual violence
- The role of the police in investigating and prosecuting sexual and gender related crimes
- Working with the police to improve public health outcomes of key populations
Applications for this course are closed.
The course fee is ZAR 3 000.00.
This fee covers tuition, course materials, teas and lunch for the duration of the course.
The fee excludes transport and accommodation costs.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Applicants must indicate on the online application form whether they wish to apply for a partial scholarship and provide sufficient motivation substantiating why they require financial assistance.
Applicants should also indicate whether they would still like to be considered for admittance in the event that they are not granted a partial scholarship.
Overview of the past Advanced Human Rights Course: Police Oversight and Vulnerable Groups
For more information, please contact:
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 4197
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743