September 20, 2017 – The Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, today (September 20) leaves the island on a working visit to Geneva and Netherlands.

Commissioner Williams will be a panelist in a discussion on the Use of Force and Firearms in Law Enforcement at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the panel discussion will be to launch the Resource Book on the Use of Force and Firearms in Law Enforcement. This resource book was previously launched in the Caribbean on May 31, 2017 at the Caribbean Use of Force in Law Enforcement Conference organized by INDECOM in partnership with the United Nations in Jamaica, and support from Department for International Development (DFID) and United States of America Embassy.

Commissioner Williams will then participate in an Expert Meeting on developing an international Police Killings Database hosted at the Dutch Police Academy in Netherlands. This meeting will facilitate dialogue toward the compilation of a database which intends to bring together information concerning police killings, in a systematic, consistent manner, combined with a case-based analysis of what causes these killings, in order to allow for international comparisons and to develop and advocate for effective interventions.

During his absence, the Assistant Commissioner of INDECOM, Hamish Campbell will be in charge of the Commission.

The Commissioner will return on September 25, 2017.