The centrepiece of the police law website is the country profile. Each profile has six sections:

  • Constitutional provisions
  • Treaty adherence
  • National legislation on use of force (by police and prison officers)
  • Police oversight
  • Caselaw
  • Downloads (of key instruments and jurisprudence).

The policing law website is managed by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) and the Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The project manager is Professor Stuart Maslen with Dr Thomas Probert. We would like to thank the following doctoral students at the University of Pretoria for their research in support of the repositary: Alero Fenemigho, Dumisani Gandhi, Anne Ireri, Andries Moekoa, Brenda Mwale, Dagnachew B. Wakene, and Daniel Walyemera.

We would like to thank the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford for its research, and in particular Grace Attwell, Ashleigh Barnes, Sameer Bhat, Alex Brunstad, Rachel Carroll, Alice Eccles, Amelia-Rose Edwards, Alvin Cheung, Thomas Howard, Maryam Mohammed Jaafar, Kay Howe Lee, Gilbert Lim, Robert Marsh, Paula Martins Kurukawa, Sasha Martiyanov, Ho Jan Pang, Alessandra Prezipiorski, Rebecca Reilly, Phyllis Sartison, Mohini Tangri, Tsvetelina Van Benthem, Yen Jean Wee, and Erin Zhang. The research is coordinated by Dr Annelen Micus, Head of Programmes of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

We would also like to thank the students who made up the research team convened by the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, including the following individuals: Julie Balfour, Kaitlin Ball, Rumbidzai Dube, Catalina Fernández Carter, Daniela Guerra Cafoncelli, Rebekah Lyndon, Michele Martini, Ana Pecoraro, Tatiana Pignon, Mathilde Piret, Aarushi Sahore, and Kiara van Hout.

We would also like to thank the following students from the Centre for Law & Society at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, India: Divisha Agarwal, Hemandu Aswal, Mansi Avashia, Disha Devadas, Hatim Hussain, Jalaj Jain, Aathma S. Kumar, Shivaang Maheshwari, Nalin Malhotra, Jayaditya Mallik, Samira Mathias, Soham Abir Mukhopadhyay, Anmol Rathore, Saumya Raval, Chaitra S., Yashika Sachdeva, Sanskriti Sanghi, Kuldeep Sheroan, and Keertana Venkatesh. The research is coordinated by Dr. Saurabh Anand, Centre Director, GNLU Centre for Law & Society. 

We would also like to thank the following student at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: Carolina Beghelli.

We would also like to thank El Hadji Dia and Anne Bennett, Deputy Head, Sub-Saharan Africa Division, at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

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