26 – 27 May, 2010. Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa. Regional public organization “Human being and Law” held a two-day seminar “Human rights. Collaboration of police and society”.
30 staff members of patrol police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Bashkortostan took part in the seminar.
The meeting was held within the framework of the joint project of Regional public organization “Human being and Law” and Interregional public organization “Committee against Torture” (Nizhniy Novgorod).
The training team consisted of human rights defenders of RPO “Human being and Law” Sergey Poduzov and a psychologist Nikolay Gusakov.
The first day was theoretical. It was devoted to the ideas of human rights, mechanisms of their protection and also learning norms of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
A particular wish of the group was a discussion of issues related to the reform of police system. It turned out that the audience worried how the reform would take place, what criteria should be taken into account in its implementation, whether there were prospects for success.
Staff of the patrol police work with population, so people judge the effectiveness of the police in general on results of the work of patrol service. In this regard, the second day was devoted to psychological characteristics of the interaction of police and population.