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Police Use of Force under International Law

Police Use of Force under International Law

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  • Date Published: August 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108515856

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  • Policing is commonly thought to be governed by domestic legal systems and not international law. However, various international legal standards are shown to have an impact in situations where police use force. Police Use of Force under International Law explores this tension in detail for the first time. It critically reviews the use of force by law enforcement agencies in a range of scenarios: against detainees, during protests, and in the context of counterterrorism and counterpiracy operations. Key trends, such as the growing use of private security services, are also considered. This book provides a human rights framework for police weaponry and protection of at-risk groups based on critical jurisprudence from the last twenty years. With pertinent case law and case studies to illustrate the key principles of the use of force, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in policing, human rights, state use of force or criminology.

    • Examines an unexplored branch of international law: the law of law enforcement
    • Includes an up-to-date summary of key jurisprudence governing use of force by state for law enforcement purposes
    • Dispels common misconceptions about the use of deadly force by outlining the core principles
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108515856
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. A history of law enforcement
    2. Policing and social and economic policy
    3. Core principles governing use of force for law enforcement
    4. Use of firearms
    5. Use of 'less-lethal' weapons
    6. Facilitating peaceful protest and ensuring crowd safety during assemblies
    7. Use of force in custodial settings
    8. Use of force in counterterrorism
    9. Private security and use of force
    10. Counterpiracy at sea
    11. Accountability

  • Authors

    Stuart Casey-Maslen, University of Pretoria
    Stuart Casey-Maslen is honorary professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria. He holds a doctorate in international humanitarian law, a master's degree in international human rights law, and a master's degree in forensic ballistics. He was formerly head of research at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and is editor of the Mine Action Review, an assessment of the implementation of international disarmament law published by Norwegian People's Aid.

    Sean Connolly
    Sean Connolly is an expert on policy development and implementation across the public sector, especially in reducing inequality and promoting community safety and involvement. He has particular experience in programme management of neighbourhood-based regeneration programmes. Most recently he was Intelligence and Analysis Manager at Birmingham City Council, managing a partnership approach to shared intelligence across the police, the council, and the National Health Service with a view to supporting families with multiple needs.

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