Dr Colin Roberts Presents on the Police Use of lethal Force and Firearms for the Geneva Academy

Presenting his work for UPSI and international human rights organisations on the use of intentional lethal force and firearms by police, Dr Colin Roberts was speaking as one of the international experts invited to participate by the Geneva Academy, in partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co- operation in Europe) in Vienna. The Experts Meeting was held  on 10-11 April to discuss the 1990 Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms for Law Enforcement Officials. The meeting looked at how to ensure the Basic Principles remain fully relevant to changes in policing since 1990, in anticipation of the Thirteenth UN Crime Congress to be held in Qatar in 2015. It discussed the lawful use and limits of that use of lethal force by the security forces, the use of 'less-lethal' weapons, explosive weapons, and the management of crowds, including peaceful protests. 

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