Dominican Republic: Open letter from Amnesty International to the Congressional Bicameral Commission on the draft Organic Police Law

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 27/007/2013

In this open letter Amnesty International makes observations on the draft Organic Police Law. The organization considers the introduction of regulations governing the use of force and firearms, and the strengthening of police control and accountability mechanisms to be particularly positive. However, some elements need amending, and others need taking into account, if the National Police is to become an institution that truly works in the service of the people out of a spirit of efficiency, professionalism and respect for human rights. These points are detailed in this document.

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