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Possible class structure


This section contains recommendations for a teaching sequence and timing intended to achieve learning outcomes through a three-hour class. The lecturer may wish to disregard or shorten some of the segments below in order to give more time to other elements, including introduction, icebreakers, conclusion or short breaks. The structure could also be adapted for shorter or longer classes, given that the class durations vary across countries.

  • Aims of law enforcement and reason for the use of force [20 minutes]
  • Review of key human rights impacted by policing [15 minutes]
  • General principles governing use of force in law enforcement [30 minutes]
  • International standards on police use of firearms [35 minutes]
  • Human rights law: the duty of precaution [20 minutes]
  • Accountability for use of force [20 minutes]
  • Case study [25 minutes]
  • Review of case study and final questions/wrap up [15 minutes]
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