On 18 and 19 March 2019, SERI, together with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), the Omega Research Foundation (UK) and the Right2Protest hosted a workshop for civil society and community-based organisations from around the country on the role of civil society in holding the police accountable for human rights violations.

A workshop report detailing the outcomes of the workshop is now available.

The two-day workshop included three expert panels with question and answer sessions and a fourth training session on the identification of typical weapons used by law enforcement agencies and on patterns of injuries from the misuse of such weapons. These sessions were followed by break-away group discussions on each afternoon. 

The report has been developed as a resource for civil society and community-based organisations in their efforts to hold officials accountable for the policing of protests. It contains a number of resources including all documents and tools referenced in the report and additional background materials and tools.  

  • Read the workshop report here.
  • Read more about the workshop here.