The Scottish Police College praised the work of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

Scottish Police College thanked the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for organizing the “Ukrainian session” on the problems of reforming the civilian security sector during the master class.

On September 19-25, 2016, the famous Scottish Police College located in Tulliallan Castle held the event. The participants of the master class were senior police officers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, the United States of America and Germany. The civilian security sector reform is a part of a wider reform of the modern concept of Ukrainian society – transitional justice.


Oleh Martynenko
Oleh Martynenko

Oleh Martynenko, the Head of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union’s Analytical Department, as one of the authors of the Strategy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, conducted the master class with the participants. He reviewed problems related to the participation of non-governmental sector in reforming the security forces. This year, the Scottish Police College was a test side, where UHHRU has been praised for the “Ukrainian session” organization that combined lectures, discussions of problematic issues and the presentation of perspective areas of law enforcement reforms.


The human rights advocate commented the assessment of UHHRU by British experts:

“The international community organizes the annual workshop for senior executives of police to prepare future chief advisers of international missions, such as the Advisory Mission to Ukraine. To get a seat in this master class is the certificate of highly skilled police officer. To get an invitation to teach such highly-qualified policeman is an award for non-governmental national experts,” Oleh Martynenko said.

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