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NCJ Number: 229813 Find in a Library
Title: United Nations Criminal Justice Standard for United Nations Police
Corporate Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna International Ctr

United Nations Dept of Peacekeeping Operations
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Dept of Peacekeeping Operations
New York, NY 10017
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna, A-1400, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook summarizes the international human rights and criminal justice principles that United Nations police personnel must know, abide by, and promote when deployed in peacekeeping operations and special political missions.
Abstract: Since the 1960s, the United Nations has deployed police officers for service in peace operations. The Police components of peacekeeping operations and special political missions include; monitoring, observing, reporting, advisory, mentoring, and training functions. The specific services and types of assistance provided by the United Nations police are divided into three broad categories: interim law enforcement, security support to national police and law enforcement agencies, and reform, restructuring, and rebuilding of national police and law enforcement agencies. In order to attain success in peacekeeping operations and political missions, a strengthening in the rule of law is required. This handbook summarizes the international standards and norms for United Nations police. It is a code of conduct for police operating under the United Nations flag, and is a reference source to help national authorities improve policing. Areas included in this edition, not covered in the first edition published in 1994, include: 1) the issue of the integrity of police and other law enforcement officials; 2) assistance to victims, especially child victims; and 3) incorporates new criminal justice standards. Notes and references
Main Term(s): Police standards
Index Term(s): Criminal justice standards; United Nations (UN); United Nations standards
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