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August 9, 2021 | 4:30 PM (CEST)

Use of Police Force: A Framework to Ensure Good Governance Over the Use of Force

The launch of the paper "Use of Police Force: A Framework to Ensure Good Governance Over the Use of Force" will take the form of an online discussion panel and will bring together some of the stakeholders of the issue of use of police force in Colombia, including the National Police, the parliament, and the civil society. 

The use of police force, whether in context of public demonstrations or more routine policing functions such as searches, seizures or arrests, has been under increasing scrutiny around the world and has become a pressing topic on national and international policies and policing agendas. Controversial incidents of excessive use of force around the world have failed to respect the principles of necessity and proportionality. DCAF’s publication on this topic aims to provide guidance on the key pillars that shape the governance of police use of force. 




Welcome remarks
María Margarita Zuleta, Director of the School of Government of Universidad de los Andes 

Event opening
Ambassador Thomas Gürber, DCAF Director

Cristina Hoyos, Head of DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean Unit 

Study presentation 
Natalia Escobar, Project coordinator at DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean Unit  

- General Jorge Luis Vargas Valencia, Director of the Colombian National Police 
- Juan Diego Gómez, President of Senate of the Republic of Colombia 
- Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno (to be confirmed), Ambassador of Colombia to the United States 
- Mama Liliana Pechené Muelas, Former governor of the indigenous community of Misak 
- Hugo Acero, Former Secretary of Public Security of Bogotá 
- Arlene B. Tickner, Professor at Universidad del Rosario 

Q&A session 

Event in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English

To register for this virtual event, click here