*CEPS Human Rights and Policing Conference, April 2013- CfP Deadline Extended!*
In April 1963, the United Nations held a Seminar on the Role of Police in
the Protection of Human Rights, in Canberra, Australia. The Seminar was
attended by delegates and observers from 19 countries and territories,
including government ministers, police commissioners, academics, NGO
representatives, judges and lawyers. The agenda covered topical issues such
as compulsory finger-printing; freedom of police from political influence;
the right of suspected persons to legal advice; and the unacceptability of
the use of force to obtain a confession.
In April 2013, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS)
will be holding a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
original Seminar. The 2013 conference will examine issues at the 1963
seminar, address the evolution of human rights since 1963, and also
consider new topics of concern that did not confront law enforcement in
1963. These issues include:
* The changing environment of accountability and human rights: police
unions; integrity; corruption and police ethics.
* Criminal investigation and human rights: interrogation/interviewing;
* Internationalisation of policing: engagement in regional and
multi-national peacekeeping missions; transnational crime.
* Balancing human rights and security/anti-terrorism.
* Indigenous people and policing.
* Gender; women in policing.
* Discrimination (e.g. gender, race, disability).
* The role of technology and forensic science.
* The role and differing structures of modern policing. The 2013 conference
will be an opportunity to re-engage professionals and academics in the
fields of human rights and policing, and to create a discourse about issues
that face police in the 21st Century.
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor David Bayley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State University
of New York at Albany, USA; author of Changing the Guard: Developing
Democratic Police Abroad (2006, OUP). Peter Neyroud CBE QPM, Institute of
Criminology, University of Cambridge; former Chief Executive Officer for
the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA); former Chief Constable of
Thames Valley Police, UK.
Chief (Ret.) Dr Karin Montejo, former Division Chief at the Miami-Dade
Police Department, USA, author of Women Cops: Positioning Yourself for
Promotion, A Step by Step Guide for Getting Promoted up the Ranks.
The conference will be held from 16 to 18 April 2013, at the Rex Hotel in
Canberra, Australia; which was the location of the original Seminar.
*Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words addressing a topic
relevant to human rights and the main themes of this conference,**together
with biographical background information of 100-150 words by 30 November
2012 to: **firstname.lastname@example.org* All proposals are subject to a
review process. Successful candidates will be informed in December 2012.
Further information will be made available in due time. The organisers
intend to publish a selection of conference papers.
Registration is now open, and more information is available on the conference
website at http://www.ceps.edu.au/events/59
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