REGIONAL DIALOGUES

JANUARY 18-22 | 9AM - 1PM (GMT-6)

Exchanging good practices and experiences of police oversight

in Latin America and the Caribbean

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During this very critical times for our region, we believe it is important to generate exchanges of experiences and good practices and among countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. 

We aim to open dialogues among members of civil society organizations, state agencies and academia that do outstanding work to foster changes and improve police oversight mechanisms across the region. 

During 5 days, the panels, workshops, working group sessions and spaces for participants to connect and exchange points of view, will touch upon diverse thematic, perspectives and geographies. 

5

DAYS

30

PANELISTS & FACILITATORS

12

COUNTRIES

90

PARTICIPANTS

agenda /

18 

MONDAY

THE REGIONAL SCENE

19

TUESDAY

THE ROL OF VICTIMS´ ASSOCIATIONS & CIVIL SOCIETY IN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

20

WEDNESDAY

THE POWER OF DIGITAL TOOLS TO IMPROVE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

21

THURSDAY

THE MINNESOTA PROTOCOL AND COMMAND LEADERSHIP

9-10:20am
Inaugural panel: Setting the Scene 

10:30-11:30am
Panel: Police oversight and accountability in Jamaica & Brazil  

11:40-12:30am
Workshop (option 1): Concrete Examples of Strengthening Police Oversight and Accountability 

Workshop (option 2): Key elements for successful police oversight investigations and prosecutions in individual cases  

12:30am-1pm

Takeaways & closing remarks

9am-10:20am
Panel: The Role of Victims Associations and Civil Society in Holding the Police to Account 

10:30-12:30am

Working group sessions: What roles can victims’ associations and civil society play in holding police to account? 

12:30am-1pm

Takeaways & closing remarks

9am-12am
Workshop: Open-Source Investigation: digital tools to improve police accountability

12am-1pm
Takeaways & closing remarks

9am-10:30am
Panel: The Minnesota  Protocol: key components and  challenges  

10:30-11:30am
Panel: Command Responsibility

11:40-12:30am
Workshop (option 1): Implementing the Minnesota Protocol

Workshop (option 2): The role of command leadership

12:30am-1pm

Takeaways & closing remarks

22

FRIDAY

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION VS. PATTERN ANALYSIS

9-10am

Panel: Criminal prosecution of individual cases vs. Pattern analysis: Which is the most effective for preventing future violations?  

10:10-11:40am
Working group sessions:  Criminal Prosecution vs. Pattern Analysis: Which Road to Take? 

11:50am-1pm
Final takeaways & Closure

 

SPEAKERS & 

facilitators /

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATIONS (INDECOM)

JAMAICA

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 

AMERICAS

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HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE - UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

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For methodological purposes, the regional dialogues "Police in the Spotlight" are not open to the public. This website was built for informative purposes for the participants that have been previously invited by the convening partner organizations. If you are interested in accessing some of the materials produced during the event, please contact us.

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