UAE launches guidebook on dealing with abuses
Abu Dhabi, August 16, 2014
The UAE's Ministry of Interior has issued a guidebook outlining the standard operating procedures to be adopted when dealing with the elderly, children, people with special needs and women, in the evidence collection process performed by the police.
This step aims to unify procedures and mechanisms applied in dealing with cases of abuse against any of these groups, in the evidence collection process, said a statement.
This would provide a set of unified standards and specifications and prevent any independent reasoning that may affect the course of investigations and the evidence collection process, or may cause abuse victims to experience severe psychological effects, Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah Al Mahrami, head of human rights department at the Ministry of Interior, said.
He was speaking at a workshop organised at the Police Officers Club to announce the launch of the guidebook. - TradeArabia News Service