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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.
This glossary contains key terms of international law and the use of force by law enforcement agencies and officials.Find out more