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Project ID:00091371Description:PBF/YEM/B-1: Enhance trust bet
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 25 Jul 2014
Security -W2
End Date*: 31 Dec 2016
Country: Yemen Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   OHCHR - Office of the UN High Commissi

Project Description:

The project is designed to enhance trust between security institutions and the general population. This will be achieved by undertaking professional, legal, rule of law and administrative reforms aimed at preparing the police force for its new role in building a democratic society.

PBF Outcome:

Institutional frameworks address long-standing grievances and lay the basis for accountable institutions that respect and protect human rights.

Key Project Activities: 

• Provide technical assistance to the government to conduct a thorough assessment and evaluation of the laws governing the conduct of the police i.e.  The Law on Police Authority and Obligations, etc., as well as policies and institutional mandates, in order to eliminate gaps and contradictions in the existing legal base on police work and to harmonize it with international laws on police practices focusing in particular on issues such as crowd control detention, torture and excessive use of force.

• Provide technical assistance to the Government to develop standards and guidelines which are based on best practices.

• Establish a monitoring and complaint pilot mechanism.

• Develop a pilot project including a mechanism on monitoring and complaint procedures for alleged human rights violations by law enforcement authorities.

• Technical assistance to develop a Code of Conduct based on the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials and the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials.

• Provide a Training of Trainers programme on the Code of Conduct for law enforcement authorities.

• Provide support in introducing a human rights curriculum at the law enforcement National Training Academies.

• Series of Seminars on the role and responsibilities of police officers during crowd control operations and arrests.

• Support the establishment of a pilot project on communication between the security forces and the general public.

• Monitor the conduct of security forces regarding compliance with human rights standards, including in the contexts of arrest and detention, and expression of democratic freedoms (for example, demonstrations and other public or political gatherings)

• Compile regular reports as a result of the monitoring carried out under the activities referred to above

• Ensure continued communication with relevant security forces on specific cases or patterns of human rights violations and advocate for appropriate ways to address these violations.

•Draft an annual report to the RC and promote the implementation of  HRDDP at the level of UNCT. 



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