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Policing during the Pandemic: Perspectives on changing roles of law enforcement in South Asia

Updated: Apr 28

From 6 to 8 April, DCAF's Asia-Pacific Unit is scheduled to host the workshop Policing during the Pandemic, based on the South Asian perspective on the changing roles of law enforcement during COVID-19. It is organized by the South Asia sub-regional network of DCAF’s Asia-Pacific SSG Network on Promoting Good Security Sector Governance in the Asia-Pacific Region.


The workshop participants will share experiences from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on impacts of the pandemic and changing roles of law enforcement agencies, including issues regarding:

  • Operational and regulatory clarity regarding changing roles of law enforcement in health crisis preparedness and response;

  • Wellness and mental health of law enforcement officials and their families;

  • Gender-based violence, child protection and other human rights concerns such as appropriate use of force;

  • Emerging lessons and good practices.

Presentations and discussion will bring together a range of actors engaged in law enforcement and security sector governance in South Asia, including academics, representatives of non-government organizations, human rights bodies and law enforcement agencies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Outcomes and lessons learned will contribute to development of guidance regarding law enforcement and policing in health crisis preparedness and response.




Programme of the workshop:

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Overview speaker bios:

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Flyer for the workshop, including registration link:

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Poster for the workshop:

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Links to recordings of the sessions


Session 1: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime, law and order and the changing roles of policing

Session 2: Challenges for operational and regulatory clarity regarding health crisis preparedness and response

Session 3: Wellness and mental health of the enforcement officials and their families

Session 4: Gender-based violence, child protection and other human rights concerns

Session 5: Emerging good practices and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic

Session 6: The way forward – An agenda for security sector governance towards improving law enforcement accountability and professionalism for future health crises


Direct link to registration form: [due date has passed]

http://bit.ly/pdp-register 





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