Head of EU Police Mission underlines commitment to police reform at meeting with Chief of Palestinian Police

December 22, 2020
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The strong relationship built over many years between the EU Police and Rule of Law Mission (EUPOL COPPS) and the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) was emphasised during the first official meeting between new EUPOL COPPS Head Nataliya Apostolova and PCP Chief Hazem Attallah on 16 December.

The Head of EUPOL COPPS noted that the PCP enjoys comparatively high public trust and complimented efforts the PCP has made in recent years to build stronger relationships with the communities it serves, increase accountability and gender equality. Ms Apostolova stressed that EUPOL COPPS would continue to support all Palestinian efforts to improve the quality of policing.

Ms Apostolova encouraged the PCP to expand the positive steps it has taken to integrate international human rights standards into all aspects of police work.

EUPOL COPPS is the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support. The aim of the Mission is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable and effective policing arrangements and to advise Palestinian counterparts on criminal justice and rule of law related aspects under Palestinian ownership.


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