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Police Behaviour In Situations Of Armed Conflict, Internal Disturbance And Tension, And Emergency And Disaster

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This chapter deal with international human rights law and international humanitarian law and aspects of police responses to armed conflict and internal disturbance and tension situations. It focuses on international human rights standards relevant to police behaviour in emergencies and disasters. The chapter explains policing in situations of armed conflict, both international and non-international. It examines elements of international humanitarian law, also known as the international law of armed conflict or the laws of war, which are relevant to police in such situations. It deals with situations that fall below the threshold of armed conflict, to which international humanitarian law is not legally applicable. The chapter discuss international standards relevant to forms of internal conflict referred to variously as civil unrest, social disorder or public disorder. The chapter also focuses on international standards relevant to police behaviour in situations of emergency and disaster.

Keywords:armed conflict; Disaster; disasters; emergency; internal disturbance; international human rights law; international humanitarian law; international standards; police behaviour; policing

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