By Ben Musanje
13th Feb 2019
Police have committed to respect and observe human rights in all their operations in the country.
Launching the first ever Police Human Rights Policy at Senior Land and Staff College Bwebajja in Wakiso district, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola said the policy is timely to bridging the gaps within the human rights compliant policing.
Ochola says much as they have put in place a number of initiatives like the Professional standards Unit (PSU) and the Human Rights Directorate among others, a lot of improvement has been registered much as some challenges still abound.
It is from this that Ochola said the policy will go along in developing a tangible human rights culture within the police force.
He however said the policy will be reviewed as and when there is need to do so.
The policy is hinged on the following principles; Participation, accountability, non discrimination, transparency, human dignity and rule of law.