Human rights body to discuss police brutality

2011-07-06 09:03

Police brutality is among the topics which will be discussed at a two-day SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg, a spokesman said today.

The aim was to interrogate and reflect on issues relating to policing and human rights, Vincent Moaga said in a statement.

He said the commission was concerned that recent instances of police brutality and the killing of police officers suggested a move away from the principles and values of the Constitution.

Speakers at the workshop, which takes place today and tomorrow, will include Dr Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies; David Bruce, of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation; and Moses Dlamini, of the Independent Complaints Directorate.

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