Policy Paper

A CAMERA ON EVERY POLICEMAN: Exposing Police Violence – Protecting the Rights of Protesters

Eyal Luria-Pardes and Einat Ovadia
למאמרים נוספים לחץ: Einat Ovadia Eyal Luria-Pardes

8 September, 2020

In this operative policy paper we propose to enact general criteria for the sweeping use of cameras by police in demonstrations in primary legislation, in light of the possible chilling effect on the right to freedom of protest due to the use of overly aggressive dispersal means. 

The legislative initiative will make the use of body cameras obligatory, set procedures for making the photographed information accessible to the public, and make the Ministry of Public Security responsible for formulating specific regulations for the use of body cameras, which will then be submitted for approval to the Knesset’s Interior and Environmental Protection Committee. 

In addition, in order to generate an incentive for extensive documentation by body cameras, the legislation will establish that in the case of complaints against police officers about their conduct during demonstrations, the burden of proof will be on the police

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