7th IPCAN Seminar: “External and independent mechanisms of monitoring of police: functioning, interactions, and effectiveness”
On December 3, 2021, in Paris, France, the 7th IPCAN Seminar was held entitled: “External and independent mechanisms of monitoring of police: functioning, interactions, and effectiveness” in the organization of the Defender of Rights, France.
Upon Invitation of the IPCAN Network, the European Council of Police Unions, represented by Peggy Roth Entz (SCSI) and Irena Ivanovska (CESP) participated on the Session 3: The effectiveness of control mechanisms: achievements and obstacles.
This seminar aimed to present, from an operational perspective, some of the existing bodies among the great diversity of external control mechanisms in Europe. The study of several concrete examples, both by members of the IPCAN network, but also by other actors involved in police oversight and police representatives themselves, representatives of civil society and researchers, highlighted the way these mechanisms interact, on the one hand, with other institutions such as the Parliament, the government, the judiciary, and, on the other hand, with other oversight bodies such as internal oversight services, inspection bodies, sanctioning bodies, but also with civil society.