Invitation to a panel discussion on Policing with Human Rights - Promoting peaceful & inclusive societies


17 January 2018 - Students and other interested parties are invited to attend a panel discussion on: "Policing with Human Rights - Promoting peaceful & inclusive societies"

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Date: Thursday 18 January
Time: 18:00
Venue: SG1, Alison Richard Building

About the discussion

This panel discussion brings international experts from the United Nations into conversation with academics based in Cambridge and elsewhere to explore the role of police, the act of policing, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The SDGs emphasise the importance of providing access to justice and building accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels (SDG 16), but what are the existing challenges—especially those surrounding use of force—and how can they be addressed so goals such as those laid out in the SDGs can become a reality?

Speakers include:

  • Christof Heyns
    Member of the UN Human Rights Committee & former UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions
  • Anneke Osse
    Consultant on policing and human rights
  • Stuart Maslen
    Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria specialised in the use of force