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The exercise of police powers - 8th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
24 Nov 2015 -  Eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues on "Minorities in the Criminal Justice System”


III. 15:00--18:00: Minorities and the exercise of police powers

The session will discuss key factors that create and perpetuate vulnerability of minority groups and their exposure to the arbitrary or discriminatory exercise of police powers, including structural discrimination. These may include experiences of police disproportionately targeting individuals for identity checks or stop-and-search operations or with other forms of coercive or privacy-invasive police powers purely on the basis of identity-based minority group characteristics. The session will consider effective measures to prevent the excessive use of force, including lethal force, by police and how best to ensure full compliance with the requirements of proportionality and strict necessity in any use of force against persons belonging to racial or ethnic minorities. The session will identify effective positive measures that foster or strengthen trust in law enforcement personnel and prevent or address the failure of law enforcement (actual or perceived) to protect minorities from violence against them.

Presentations by:
- Mr György Makula, Deputy head of Communication Service of National Police Headquarters, Hungary and Chairman of Fraternal Association of European Roma Law Enforcement Officers
- Ms Jennifer Robinson, Lawyer at Bertha Foundation
- Ms Nimalka Fernando President, The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
- Mr John Lamberth, Phd, President of Lamberth Consulting

Discussion. Eighth session of the Forum on Minority Issues

SPEAKERS
Freedom Front Plus South Africa, Mr. André Fourie
South Africa, Ms. Frankye Bronwen Levy (Point of Order)
United States of America, Ms. Michele Roulbet (Point of Order)
Tau South Africa, Mr. Henk Van De Graaf
Ogaden Youth and Students Union, Ms. Sharmantha Dmaxiiv
Centre Zagros pour les Droits de l'Homme, Mr. Baban Eliassi
AHRAZ - Association for the Human Rights of the People in Iran, Mr. Shahin Helali Khyavi
Direction aux Affaires Savoisiennes, Mr. Roland Coste
Ecumenical Federation of Constantinopolitans, Ms. Dominique Morabito
Association des Nations de l'Hexagone, Mr. Stephane Domagala
Association ARC pour la Défence des Droits de l'Homme du people Azerbaidjan - Iran, Ms. Jaleh Razmi
The Future of Roma Women, Ms. Elona Velin
Nationalities Unities and Progress Association of China, Mr. Xiong Lei
Fokus Women, Ms. Kamaleswary Letchumanan
Attorney Team for Victims of Illegal Investigation Against Muslims, Mr. Changho Kim
Civil Centre for Peace, Justice and Development, Ms. Rita Mebaghandu
Corporation Afro-Cristian para la Investigacion y DH, Mr. Estefanel Gutierrez
YASA (Kurdish Center for Studies and Legal Consultancies), Mr. Jalal Amin
Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Khawla Youssef (Point of Order)
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace-Pakistan, Mr. Cecil Chaudhry
Sudanese Human Rights Activist Expert, Ms. Elrayah Hammad Kakki
Swedish Achehnese Association, Mr. Imran Abdurrauf
National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, Mr. Yamini Ravindran
Yezedi Minority, Ms. Nadia Murad
Russian Federation, Ms. Aysa Mukabenova
Support Nepal, Mr. Narin Shekhar Karn
Minority Rights Group International, Mr. Carl Soderbergh
Legal Clinic Network, Mr. Ali Al-Ani
World Uyghur Congress, Mr. Peter Irwin
African Rights Monitor, Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi
Council Popular of Chaldean Syriac Assyrians, Mr. Kamel Zozo
Association for the Defense of Ahlulbayt Rights, Mr. Vahid Moradi
Ahwazi Centre for Human Rights, Mr. Faisal Maramazi
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Mohammad Zareian(Point of Order)
Association de Lutte Contre la Dépendance, Ms. Toutou Ahmed Jiddou
Comitato per il Censimento Internazionale del Popolo Veneto, Mr. Loris Mazzorato
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization, Mr. Jaber Ahmad
South Africa, Ms. Tsholofelo Glenda Tsheole
Social Action Center - No Borders Project, Mr. Serhiy Ponomaryov
China, Mr. Shaoxuan Liu
Mr György Makula, Deputy head of Communication Service of National Police Headquarters, Hungary and Chairman of Fraternal Association of European Roma Law Enforcement Officers (Comments and Answers)
Ms Jennifer Robinson, Lawyer at Bertha Foundation (Comments and Answers)
Ms Nimalka Fernando President, The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (Comments and Answers)
Mr John Lamberth, Phd, President of Lamberth Consulting (Comments and Answers)
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