Policing has been heavy-handed in some states while in others it has involved serious violations of international human rights law.
The Human Rights Committee has published its Draft General Comment 37 on the Right of Peaceful Assembly under the ICCPR
In August 2019, Daniel Pantaleo, the officer involved in the chokehold death of an African-American, was dismissed from the NYPD.
Brazilian President says criminals will "die like cockroaches" under proposed new laws on use of lethal force.
In June and July 2019, the Hong Kong police used force against demonstrators during mass protests that was sometimes excessive.
International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations launches a new project: "Unhealed Wounds. The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons"
Former Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy blamed separatists for the excessive police use of force during the illegal 2017 Catalonia referendum
In February 2019, Nigeria's President illegally ordered the military to shoot to kill anyone caught stealing ballot boxes.
Draft International Guidelines on Less-Lethal Weapons out for consultation and available for comment
In June 2018, a Caribbean Human Rights and Use of Force Model Policy was published. The Policy offers a clear set...
Small Arms Survey believes Russian law enforcement officials have the highest number of firearms--2.4 million--followed by China and India
The Law on Police Use of Force Worldwide database aims to describe and analyse the national legislation governing police use...