Framing Human Policing

New publication, August 2020 – Filming Police in Europe

(Disponible en Français and English)

QCEA’s Filiming Police in Europe builds on our 2019 publication Framing Human Policing. It looks at the law and practice of video recording police operations across Europe, its relationship with public service accountability, prevention of human rights abuses and violence, and it connection with structural racism in Europe. The document asks urgent questions that are relevent to public discussions on the role of police in society, and the possibilities and limitations of police reform.









Policing should uphold the rights of everyone, everywhere.

Universal human rights laws exist to ensure that wherever we find ourselves, we can seek protection and justice by the very fact of being human. Countries across Europe have agreed to uphold these standards.

The actions of police officers represent the difference between having rights respected in theory, and having them protected in practice. However, many migrants and refugees in Europe find their human rights violated by police officers and private security personnel – the very people entrusted with guaranteeing these fundamental protections ‘on the ground’.

In Framing Human Policing, QCEA makes the case that twenty-first century policing should aspire to be the largest human rights profession, backed up by policies which emphasise the universal protections we all enjoy.




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