Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Police power http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Netherlands: Draft Legislation on Higher Penalties for Violent Acts Committed Under the Influence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403777_text Controlled substances; Criminal procedure; Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403777_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Gatherings of Three or More People Without Prior Police Approval Outlawed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403666_text Constitution; Freedom of speech; Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403666_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: Police Chief Calls for Gun Law Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403602_text Weapons; Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403602_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Gendarmerie to Begin in Late 2013 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403576_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403576_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Inauguration of Cyber Crime Center http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403457_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403457_text Global Legal Monitor: Armenia: Ombudsman Challenges the Law on Demonstrations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403217_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403217_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Government Regulates Use of Force by Military and Police http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403140_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403140_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Police to Undergo Drug Testing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403037_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403037_text Global Legal Monitor: Germany: Right-Wing Extremist Database Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402978_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012),... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402978_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Human Rights Groups Denounce Use of Security Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402944_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402944_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Report on Use of Lethal Force in Making Arrests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402866_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402866_text Global Legal Monitor: Maldives: Supreme Court Ruling on Parliament's Authority over Police, Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402576_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402576_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: New Law on Police http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402509_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402509_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Russian Federation: Law Enforcement Cooperation Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402436_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402436_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Reform of Public Order Act Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402420_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402420_text Global Legal Monitor: INTERPOL: System for Identity Verification Urged to Secure International Law Enforcement Communications http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402308_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402308_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; United Nations: Report Recommends Investigation of Extrajudicial Killings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402269_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402269_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Government Introduces Bills to Keep Police Force Honest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402168_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402168_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia: Anti-Terror Squad Abuses Alleged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402013_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402013_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: Bill Proposed to Diminish Police Role in Regulating Public Gatherings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401811_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401811_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Says Police Use of Taser Can Constitute Excessive Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401788_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401788_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: New Provisions on Police Detention and on Crimes Discovered in Flagrante http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401544_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401544_text Global Legal Monitor: China: New Law on People's Armed Police Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401550_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401550_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Letter of Intent on Cooperation Against Smuggling, Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Collaboration on Drug Cartel Indictments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Return of Stolen Oil Products Proceeds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Expert Testimony on "Suicide by Cop" Theory Ruled Admissible http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401501_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401501_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Utah and Baja California Attorneys General Reach Agreement to Fight Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Western U.S. Attorneys General Meet Mexican State Counterparts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Global Legal Monitor: Togo: Anti-Crime Body Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401249_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401249_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Groups of Police Volunteers May Be Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401179_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401179_text Global Legal Monitor: Bulgaria: New Conditions for Police Work http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540605_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the On August 25, 2008, the Interior Minister of Bulgaria, which has recently been admitted into the European Union, announced a number of police reforms aimed at fighting the notorious corruption and inefficiency of the nation's police... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540605_text Global Legal Monitor: Bosnia-Herzegovina: Police Reform Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540458_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the On August 25, 2008, the Interior Minister of Bulgaria, which has recently been admitted into the European Union, announced a number of police reforms aimed at fighting the notorious corruption and inefficiency of the nation's police On April 10, 2008, the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted two laws on police reform, which regulate the independence and supervision of the Bosnian police force and provide for coordination between local... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540458_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Europol Will Attain New Status by 2010 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540459_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the On August 25, 2008, the Interior Minister of Bulgaria, which has recently been admitted into the European Union, announced a number of police reforms aimed at fighting the notorious corruption and inefficiency of the nation's police On April 10, 2008, the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted two laws on police reform, which regulate the independence and supervision of the Bosnian police force and provide for coordination between local On April 18, 2008, after protracted negotiations, the Council of the European Union approved a decision to upgrade the status of the European Police Office (Europol), located in The Hague, to an EU Agency, as of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540459_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Protection Against Police Abuses and Video Surveillance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540460_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the On August 25, 2008, the Interior Minister of Bulgaria, which has recently been admitted into the European Union, announced a number of police reforms aimed at fighting the notorious corruption and inefficiency of the nation's police On April 10, 2008, the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted two laws on police reform, which regulate the independence and supervision of the Bosnian police force and provide for coordination between local On April 18, 2008, after protracted negotiations, the Council of the European Union approved a decision to upgrade the status of the European Police Office (Europol), located in The Hague, to an EU Agency, as of France's National Commission on Ethics and Security (Commission Nationale de D;ontologie de la S;curit;), an independent administrative authority that has the power to investigate cases of abuses by police officers and others in charge of public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540460_text Global Legal Monitor: Ireland: Proposal to Arm Police Stirs Debate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540385_text Police power - On November 13, 2013, the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands sent draft legislation to the country's parliament that would impose higher penalties on persons suspected of acts of violent crime, if evidence from On August 6, 2013, Uganda's 388-member unicameral Parliament passed the Public Order Management Bill, 2011 (POMB), which, among other measures, mandates police approval of "public meetings" involving at least three people. (Uganda Public It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The On January 11, 2013, the Cyber Crime Center (EC3), whose establishment had been planned by the European Commission since 2010, became a reality. The EC3 is located in the European Police Office (Europol) in On May 16, 2012, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement addressing recent police abuse and the use of excessive power by law enforcement. (Ombudsman Offers Chief of Police to The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation Police authorities in several Indonesian provinces have begun subjecting police officers to drug tests, and the capital city, Jakarta, plans to do so in the near future. According to a senior commander in the Jakarta force, On January 18, 2012, the Federal Cabinet submitted a draft law to the German Parliament that proposes the creation of a database on right-wing extremists (Gesetzesentwurf der Bundesregierung, Rechtsextremismus-Datei-Gesetz, Bundesrat Drucksache 31/12 (Jan. 20, 2012), Both governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations in Indonesia have raised questions about the way police have implemented the country's security rules. On January 10, 2012, Poengky Indarti, the director of the nongovernmental human rights group Christof Heyns, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, and arbitrary executions, stated on October 20, 2011, in presenting a report to the U.N. General Assembly, that states' law enforcement officers must observe international standards According to a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the Maldives, that country's police and national defense forces must answer questions from the Parliament's National Security Committee (the "241 Committee") whenever asked. (Ahmed Nazeer, On February 7, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the new Federal Law on Police. The Law, which was proposed by the President last year, will enter into force on March 1, 2011. (Federal On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister On December 8, 2010, Zimbabwe's Parliament passed amendments to the country's Public Order and Security Act (Public Order and Security Act No. 1 of 2002, Cap. 11:17, (Harare, Government Printer, 2002)) that would remove from the The 1st INTERPOL Information Security Conference (IISC) was held in Hong Kong from September 15 to 18, 2010. Co-hosted by INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) and the Hong Kong Police, the conference sought "to address On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative On May 26, 2010, the Muslim Lawyers Team (TPM, a group of lawyers known for defending the suspects in the Bali bombing of 2002) submitted a report to the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights concerning On February 3, 2010, legislation to amend the Public Order and Security Act [POSA] of 2001 was introduced in the Zimbabwean House of Assembly as a private member's bill. (New Bill Seeks to Limit Police Powers, A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for On June 8, 2009, President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru promulgated Law No. 29372, amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The changes include provisions of article 259, on police detention and on citizens' arrest for crimes On August 27, 2009, the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress passed the Law on the People's Armed Police, in seven chapters comprising 38 articles. It was promulgated and in force on that same date. On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On April 21, 2009, the National Assembly of Togo passed a bill ratifying the establishment of an Africa-wide anti-crime body; that action was followed by the publication two days later of a report on crime prevention In an interview given to the Russian government-owned daily newspaper ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA on March 10, 2009, the Minister of Internal Affairs (police) of the Russian Federation stated that his Ministry has drafted and introduced to the On August 25, 2008, the Interior Minister of Bulgaria, which has recently been admitted into the European Union, announced a number of police reforms aimed at fighting the notorious corruption and inefficiency of the nation's police On April 10, 2008, the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted two laws on police reform, which regulate the independence and supervision of the Bosnian police force and provide for coordination between local On April 18, 2008, after protracted negotiations, the Council of the European Union approved a decision to upgrade the status of the European Police Office (Europol), located in The Hague, to an EU Agency, as of France's National Commission on Ethics and Security (Commission Nationale de D;ontologie de la S;curit;), an independent administrative authority that has the power to investigate cases of abuses by police officers and others in charge of public In Ireland, uniformed members of the national police force, the Garda Siochana, have traditionally not carried firearms. In emergency situations, special plainclothes officers who have been issued firearms have been called to the scene. However, recent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540385_text