The workshop on ‘Improving the Role of the Police in Asia and Europe’ brought specialists together to examine the existing police oversight mechanisms in Asia and Europe and to analyse the intersections between external oversight, internal disciplinary mechanisms and other accountability structures that enhance police and community partnerships.

Based on workshop discussions over a three-year period since 2008, the handbook on ‘Good Policing: Instruments, Models and Practices’ provides a guide to the different models, existing good practices, legal instruments and key parameters which can improve the culture of good policing. In so doing, it offers different approaches on structured police work which is based on international, regional as well as national principles and practices.

The handbook is published under the umbrella of the Asia-Europe Democratisation and Justice series (AEDJ), a platform for Asia-Europe exchanges in this field through dialogue between civil society and policymakers. Organised jointly by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Indonesia (HSF), these dialogues are highly valuable to support economic development and strengthen the security and stability in Asia and Europe.

The publication was published with the support of the European Commission, and is currently being launched in Europe and Asia:

Europe Launch:
‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Asian and European Experiences in the Security Sector’
Date: 15th March 2011
Venue: Permanent Representation of the Republic of Germany the European Union, Brussels (Belgium)

Asian Launch:
'Who will Guard the Guards Themselves? Human Rights and Accountability in Policing - Asian and European Experiences'
(organised in collaboration with UNODC and KONTRAS)
Date and time: 28 April 2011, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Istana Ballroom II, Hotel Sari Pan Pacific, Jakarta (Indonesia)

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