EUPOL supports police impartiality in election training

Kabul, January 2014. More than 200 police district commanders were trained by EUPOL Afghanistan on their role in the forthcoming presidential and provincial council elections in April 2014. The main focus of the workshop was to emphasize the impartiality of the police during the electoral process.

Conference: “Intelligence-Led policing is a key issue to fight organised crime”

Kabul, 7 January 2014. Organised crime, corruption, the fight against terrorists, preventing insurgents to infiltrate the police force: these are only some of the major tasks of the Afghan National Police. Gathering, evaluation and sharing of information is the key to tackle all these tasks, and in the police context this means Intelligence-led Policing (ILP).

Kabul policewomen attend female network meeting

Kabul. 71 participants from all police districts around Kabul, plus representatives of international NGOs such as UNAMA, Asia Foundation-Women Empowerment Programme, Justice for All and Afghan Public Policy Research Organisation (APPRO) attended the last female network meeting in Kabul in 2013.

Video: Director and actress Saba Sahar on female police and equality

Kabul, 30 December 2013. She is an actress, screenwriter, police officer and Afghanistan's first-ever female film director: Saba Sahar. She is also the mastermind behind the production of Commissar Amanullah, a series on the Afghan police force where she is playing the Head of a Crime Investigation Unit: a fearless, incorruptible female cop.

Launch of booklet and educational video on child rights and policing

Kabul, December 2013. The air is heavy in the conference hall of the Kabul Star Hotel this December morning. The lights dim slightly over the impressive number of 190 delegates, ministers, and professionals announcing the opening of the one-day launch and handover of the Children Rights and Policing Project.

It may not be the first event of its kind but it certainly is one which reaffirms Afghanistan’s commitment, also stipulated in Article 7 of the National Constitution, to comply with, and implement international agreements and human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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Train-the Trainer course: “You are role models for Afghan National Police”

Mazar-e Sharif, December 2013.  “The class captain was in tears at the graduation ceremony and had to leave the classroom. He wanted us to stay on,” recalls Volker Pink, one of EUPOL Afghanistan trainers of the five-week course “Train-the Trainer” in Mazar-e Sharif in December. Pink was very much moved by the commitment and dedication of the 18 trainees – 15 senior police officers and three prosecutors.

EU Common Security and Defence Policy: Discover web documentary

Brussels, 18 December 2013. The European External Action Service is launching today a web documentary on the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). EUPOL Afghanistan is one of the missions part of the CSDP. This multimedia resource shows how CSDP has become a cornerstone of the EU's comprehensive approach to foreign policy, making the EU an effective security provider around the world, thereby also enhancing its own security.

Justice and Criminal Procedure (JCP) Training in Herat

Herat, December 2013. The office of Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) in Herat was the host for the 27th Justice and Criminal Procedure (JCP) Training in Afghanistan. Making use of the AIBA facilities for the purpose of delivering the training to CID Officers, Prosecutors, Legal Aid Providers and Lawyers, EUPOL provided a platform for professional exchange and development.

Between 1st and 5th December 2013, 30 professionals attended the JCP training which was delivered by two experienced Afghan Trainers from Kabul. Although the training has been provided to all EUPOL accessible provinces since 2011, this was the first time that AIBA was actively involved in facilitating a venue for the participants.