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NCJ Number: 49991 Find in a Library
Title: UNITED NATIONS DRAFT CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
Journal: POLICE STUDIES  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1978)  Pages:17-21
Author(s): G O W MUELLER
Corporate Author: John Jay Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: John Jay Press
New York, NY 10019
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN INTERNATIONAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR POLICE, DEVELOPED BY THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, IS REPRINTED. IT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING THE 33RD SESSION, HELD IN 1978.
Abstract: THE CODE EMPHASIZES THE DUTY OF THE POLICE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS SERVED AND THE OBLIGATION OF THE POLICE TO DISCHARGE THEIR DUTIES IN A FAIR, HUMANE MANNER. SPECIFIC ARTICLES COVER HUMAN RIGHTS, THE DUTY OF THE POLICE TO OBSERVE HUMAN RIGHTS DURING PERIODS OF INTERNAL STRESS, THE OBLIGATION OF POLICE TO AVOID BRUTALITY AND EXCESSIVE FORCE, AND THE NECESSITY FOR MUTUAL RESPECT ON THE PART OF BOTH POLICE AND PUBLIC. A SPECIAL ARTICLE DEALS WITH POLICE TORTURE. ANOTHER ARTICLE SPELLS OUT THE RIGHT OF A PERSON IN CUSTODY TO MEDICAL CARE. WHERE APPLICABLE, PREVIOUS UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTS RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS ARE CITED. THE FINAL SECTION DEALS WITH BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. A PREFACE GIVES THE HISTORY OF THIS DRAFT CODE OF ETHICS AND URGES ITS ADOPTION. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; International agreements; Police agencies; Police internal affairs; United Nations (UN)
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