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The Police and International Human Rights Law

  • Ralf Alleweldt
  • Guido Fickenscher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ralf Alleweldt, Guido Fickenscher
    Pages 1-5
  3. Robert Esser
    Pages 43-59
  4. Jim Murdoch
    Pages 125-153
  5. Dieter Kugelmann, Christina Kosin
    Pages 155-180

About this book


This book provides an updated overview of current international human rights law relating to the police.

Around the globe, the police have a special responsibility for the protection of human rights. Police work is governed by national rules and in addition, in today’s world, by the evolving international human rights standards. As a result of the ever-developing case law of international courts and other bodies, the requirements of human rights law on policing have become more and more detailed and complex in recent years.

Bringing together a variety of distinguished authors from academia, police forces and other government authorities, the human rights movement, and international organizations, the book discusses topical issues, including the use of deadly force, the prevention of torture, effective investigations, the protection of personal data, and positive obligations of the police.


Police Human Rights Use of force by the police Prevention of torture Police and criminal procedure

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Alleweldt
    • 1
  • Guido Fickenscher
    • 2
  1. 1.Brandenburg University of Applied Police SciencesOranienburgGermany
  2. 2.Brandenburg University of Applied Police SciencesOranienburgGermany

About the editors

Prof. Ralf Alleweldt teaches constitutional Law and European Law

Prof. Guido Fickenscher teaches criminal procedure and law of the police at the Brandenburg University of Applied Police Sciences

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