Pnp Guidebook Human Rights

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PNP GUIDEBOOK
ON HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED POLICING

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Inmanycountriesaroundtheworld,policeagenciesfaceenormous challengesincounteringcrime,disorder,andterrorism.Deterringthreatsto peaceandorderdemandall-outcampaignsthatcombinetestedstrategies andmethodsofinvestigation,intelligence,police-communityrelations,and policesupportintheconductofinternalsecurityoperations. In the fight against criminality and terrorist threats, there are timesandsituationswhenpolicepersonnelareleftwithnootherrecourse than to use force, as authorized by law. As such, being prepared to use calibratedresponsestoaddresspublicdisturbanceisalsoaclearnecessity. However, no matter the situation or nature of the police mission, one imperative remains unchanged: the need to respect and protect human rights.ThepublicationofthePNPGuidebookonHumanRights-BasedPolicing isatimelyandrelevantinitiative.Theinformationandguidelinescontained in this guidebook would help educate and enhance the competencies of police personnel while mainstreaming rights-based policing principles and practices.Throughthispublication,ouraimistolearnhowtoconsciously applyhumanrightsprinciplesandpracticesinlawenforcement,andfoster amorerights-basedcultureinourorganization. Therefore, let us continue efforts to elevate the professional competencies of our personnel, particularly in the application of human rights-based approaches in policing. Together, let us continue working to makethemenandwomenofthePhilippineNationalPolicemorecapable, effective,andcredibleprotectorsofhumanrights. JESUS A VERZOSA, CEO VI PoliceDirectorGeneral Chief,PhilippineNationalPolice

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Thepromotionofhumanrights,asakeyresultareaoftheongoingIntegrated Transformation Program, is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling aspects of policereform.Webelievethatmainstreaminghumanrights-basedapproachesinlaw enforcementistheveryembodimentofthePNPMotto,“ToServeandProtect”. Morethanjustbeingenforcersofthelaw,weinthePNPareduty-bound to respect, protect, and fulfill the rights of citizens. By doing so, we are able to givelifetoboththeletterandspiritofournationallaws,statutes,andinternational conventionsrelatedtotheprotectionofhumanrights. WhilethePNPHumanRightsDevelopmentProgramisstillinitsearlystages of implementation, modest accomplishments had already been made in terms of human rights education and training, community-based dialogues, policy reviews, inspectionofcustodialfacilities,includingotherinitiativesrelatedtohumanrights developmentinthePNP. Indeed,thepublicationofthisGuidebookisanothersignificantcontribution towards attaining our goal of establishing genuine, lasting reforms in the PNP, specifically by strengthening the capacities of police personnel to promote and protecttherightsofourpeople.

RAUL M BACALZO PoliceDirectorforInvestigation &DetectionManagement andExecutiveDirector, PNPProgramManagementOffice

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Hanns Seidel Foundation

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Working on a common goal to promote democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights, we are pleased to support this publication titled “PNP Guidebook on Human Rights-Based Policing”, a joint projectundertakingofthePhilippineNationalPolice(PNP)HumanRightsAffairs Office (HRAO) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation/Germany (HSF). This forms part of the development of a whole package of information, education and...
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