DCAF-ICRC Quaterly Newsletter, April 2019

Author: DCAF & ICRC, Geneva (Switzerland), Published on: 7 August 2019

"Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments", April 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Since November 2018, a Voluntary Principles working group has been launched in South Kivu. The group, composed of representatives from the government, public security forces, cooperatives, companies, and civil society, meets on a monthly basis to identify and mitigate risks in relation to security and human rights incidents in the region. This working group is meant to reinforce ongoing initiatives in relation to responsible business conduct...

Kenya: Thanks to a Training of Trainers (ToT) carried out with our partner Safestainable in February 2019, the Kenyan police force now has a pool of 16 police instructors at their disposal fully equipped to independently deliver Voluntary Principles training courses to their counterparts. The instructors will train police officers in four different counties in Kenya. In total, over 100 police officers will be trained in an effort to improve Kenya’s police performance and respect of human rights in general, in particular when assigned to the protection of critical infrastructure projects. This ToT is part of a series of efforts supported through DCAF’s Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism to improve security and human rights practices in Kenya... 

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