EUPOL COPPS oraganises a study visit to Slovenia and Croatia

From 24 to 29 September 2017, EUPOL COPPS organized a study visit to Slovenia and Croatia for four senior Palestinian Civil Police officers to enhance internal coordination mechanisms between various sections of the police and to further support the decision making processes in the view of external and internal oversight processes.
During the six-day study visit, the attendees were briefed with a number of topics such as the organization of the Ministries of Interior and Police in Slovenia and Croatia, with emphasis on various mechanisms of external and internal accountability systems, inspection and oversight measures in place, to ensure highest accountability standards among police employees. The gender mainstreaming segment on these areas was emphasized during the presentations as well.
The study trip is part of the Mission’s continued support to the PCP to further enhance their capabilities on accountability.
The attendees were briefed with a number of topics such as the organization of the Ministries of Interior and Police in Slovenia and Croatia, with emphasis on various mechanisms of external and internal accountability systems, inspection and oversight measures in place, to ensure highest accountability standards among police employees. The gender mainstreaming segment on these areas was emphasized during the presentations as well.
Officials were actively engaged in discussions on several important accountability related issues which affect streamlining of accountability efforts within police, such as mechanisms of external oversight over the police, involvement of civil society and public into accountability processes, mechanisms in place to streamline activities of the accountability units when their mandates overlap, and processes to ensure highest standards of respect of human rights.
The delegation was also informed about the use of force and firearms reporting models of both hosting countries which enables transparent and standardized reporting with analytical and educational advantages.
The Palestinian team included Inspector General Office (Brig. General Adel Hilles), Internal Security Department (Brig. Gen. Madhat Aliimari; Greviances and Human Rights Department Col. Rudayna Baniowda and Disciplinary Committee (Col. Haytham Daghlas)
Further activities to support efforts on these very important aspects of accountability within police will continue through daily cooperation and engagement of EUPOL COPPS Police Advisory Section Advisers with accountability units of the Palestinian Civil Police.