Human Rights Commission of the Maldives


Human Rights Session at Police Public Order Training Program for Female Officers

Published on 05-04-2012



The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives facilitated an information session for the participants of Maldives Police Service “Public Order Training Program” for female officers on 05 April 2012. The Commission’s session which was organized upon a request from the Police mainly covered human rights compliant approaches of controlling and dispersing protests.

In addition to this, participant were informed on different human rights topics such as Convention against Torture (CAT), Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT), the role of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) established under this convention and the role of HRCM. Information was also given on standards for using minimal and proportional force, legal standards for using for using force during arrest and policing and on refraining from all forms of torture. Twenty two Police officers took part in this session.

Information was delivered by Members and staff of HRCM.