The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Itendhra Nair has thanked the International Red Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the continued partnership and support.
DCP Nair while speaking at the opening of the ICRC International Rules and Standards for Police Forces two day workshop this morning said the participating officers from around Fiji hold middle manager posts and after the training will be well-versed with the international best practices.
The Deputy Commissioner reminded everyone that Police have a challenging role in all societies but are empowered by law to carry out their duties.
He adds that Police organizations world over have a common function which basically hovers around maintenance of law and order and the protection of life and property.
ICRC Pacific Head of Delegation, Vincent Ochilet, said the organization seeks to enhance its knowledge, understanding and acceptance of human rights laws that are applicable to law enforcement.
Mr Vincent adds that the ICRC is an impartial and independent organization whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflicts and the situation of violence and to provide assistance.
“The ICRC has continued dialogues with Police Forces in many countries affected by such situations.
Increasingly, these dialogues take place in situations of violence that do not reach the level of armed conflicts", said Mr Vincent.
The Head of Red Cross Pacific Delegation hoped the officers would enjoy the two days session with them and he acknowledged Officers coming all the way from Labasa and Savusavu.
“Above all, the ICRC wishes to enhance its knowledge, understanding and acceptance of both its work and of the human rights applicable for law enforcement.”