Workshop

Police Training on Witness Protection at the ECCC and Beyond

Thirty-one police officers from 6 regions will be trained on witness protection for the ECCC and Beyond. The goal is to educate police on international human rights standards for police and the rules of procedure and evidence adopted by the ECCC.

Details

Topics include: the rules and procedures of the ECCC; the international legal standard for victim and witness protection; proper questioning techniques when working with individuals who have experienced trauma; and the theoretical and tactical requirements of a well-functioning witness support unit.

Program:

Agenda Police Training "Witness Protection " From 24th March- 08th April 2008 At KID's Officer: #5, St. 57, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Phnom Penh

1. Monday 24th March 2008

Morning

8:00 - 8:30 Opening Ceremony

8:30 - 9:45 Module I: Introduction to the ECCC (Trained by official from The ECCC)

- Brief historical background of the ECCC

- Purpose of creating the ECCC

- Court Structure (Office of the administration, Pre-trial Chamber, Trial Chamber, Supreme Courts, etc.)

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00

- The Officials of the ECCC (Trial Judges, Co-prosecutors, Co-investigating Judges)

- Jurisdiction of the ECCC

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon (Trained by official from the ECCC)

14:00 - 15:30

- Criminal Procedures used within the ECCC

15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 17:00

- Judicial Principles

2. Tuesday 25th March 2008(Trained by Mr. SO Hoeun, Program Coordinator-KID)

Morning

8:00 - 9:45 Module II: Internal Rule of the ICC and the ECCC regarding Victim and Witness Protection

+ Expectation

+ Pre-test

+ Chapter I: Internal Rule of the ICC - Section 1: Introduction

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00

- Section 2: Beneficiaries of the Protective Measures

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:30

- Section 3: Importance of Witnesses in Court Procedures

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:00

- Section 4: Witness-Victim Protection and the Rights of the Accused

3. Wednesday 26th March 2008(Trained by Mr. SO Hoeun, Program Coordinator-KID)

Morning

8:00 - 9:45

- Section 5: Institutions for Victim-Witness Protection - Section 6: Other Protective Measures

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00

+ Chapter II: Internal Rule of the ECCC

- Section 1: Beneficiaries of the Protective Measures

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:30

- Section 2: Competent Institutions regarding Victim and Witness Protection

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:00

- Section 3: Different Phases of Protection

•Before Trial Phase

•During Trial Phase

•Post-Trial Phase

+ Post-test

4. Thursday 27th March 2008 (Trained by Dr. Muny Sothara, Ms. Chhay Marideth, Ms. Pov Maline and Mr. Tang Soeung Hun, Staffs of Transcultural Psychosocial Organization -TPO)

Morning

8:00 - 9:45 Module III: Psychological and Mental Health Support -Pre-test - Introduction - Introduction to Mental Health, Mental Illness Causes, Common Types of Mental Disorder

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00

- Trauma (Definition, Types of Trauma, Reactions to Trauma)

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:30

- Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD) 15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:00

- How to approach someone with trauma or PTSD

5. Friday 28th March 2008 (Trained by Dr. Muny Sothara, Ms. Chhay Marideth, Ms. Pov Maline and Mr. Tang Soeung Hun, Staffs of Transcultural Psychosocial Organization -TPO)

Morning

8:00 - 9:45

- Types of Trauma Intervention

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00

- Secondary Trauma

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:30

- Coping with own feeling and own reactions 15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 17:00

- Recap the whole 2-day Course

- Questions and Answers

- Post-test

6. Monday 31st March 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann, and Mr. Wolf E. Poulet , Experts for International Governance Consulting)

Morning

8:00 - 10:00 Module IV: Witness Protection (international experiences)

- Introduction

-Explanation of the Training Course

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

- Legal Aspects of War Crimes in Germany - The Nuremberg Trials

- The Destruction of Dresden 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

- Historical review of Khmer Rouge era - A comparison between Nuremberg trials, the ECCC, and other International courts

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00

- A comparison between Nuremberg trials, the ECCC, and other International courts

7. Tuesday 1st April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Mr. Wolf E. Poulet, Experts in International Governance Consulting)

Morning

8:00 - 9:45

- Resumption of Introduction

- The Competency of the Police in the Victim and Witness Protection Unit

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

- Victim and Witness Protection - Organizational Chart + Physical self-protection of the witness

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

- Victim and Witness Protection - Responsibilities - Target Groups

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00 Victim and Witness Protection

- Operational Structure

- Exhaustive Interview

Movie- Killing Fields

8. Wednesday 2nd April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet, Experts in International Governance Consulting) Morning

8:00 - 10:00 Equipment for Victim and Witness Protection Unit -Personal Requirements for the officers of a VWPU

-Interview form

-Self Defence and restraining techniques 10:00-10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

- Assessment and Mamagement

- Collecting data in Cambodia

- Quantity and quality of crimes in Cambodia and Germany

- Individual Measures of Personal Security

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

- Risk Levels

- Test 1

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00

- Summary of assessment and management - Resumption of film "Killing Fields"

9. Thursday 3rd April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet, Experts in International Governance Consulting) Morning

8:00 - 10:00

- Protection Measures for the witness + Physical self-protection of the witness

+ Advice on how the witness should conduct themselves

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

- Protective Measure of the VWPU

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

- Catagorized Protective Measures

- Patrol Duty and Surveillance

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00

- Reconnaissance (training/rehearsal) - Movie-Killing Fields- resumption

10. Friday 4th April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet , Experts in International Governance Consulting)

Morning

8:00 - 10:00 Discussion on Reconaissance

•Checking Suspects

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

- Searching Suspects

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

•Stopping Vehicles

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-17:00

•Escort on Foot- walking drills

11. Saturday 5th April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet , Experts in International Governance Consulting)

Morning

8:00 - 10:00 Escort on foot-close protection (training)

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00 Procedures for a motorized escort

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15 Training motorized escort with 4 cars

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15.30- 17:00 Training motorized escort with 4 cars 12. Monday 7th April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet ,Expert for International Governance Consulting)

Morning

8:00 - 10:00

- Special Duties of the Victim and Witness Protection (VWP)

•Difference between the VWP and a Protection Unit

•Cambodian context

•Witness Protection and its Social Component

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

•A budget for Witness Protection

•The Problems of a Witness Relocation Program

•Fake Identity

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 17:00

•Visit of the ECCC Campus

•Debriefing

13. Tuesday 8th April 2008 (Trained by Mr. Dieter Lohrmann and Wolf E. Poulet , Experts in International GovernancConsulting)

Morning

8:00 - 10:00

- Measures of the VWPU during the trial

- Drawing up a Witness Protection Plan

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 12:00

-Drawing up a Witness Protection Plan con't

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - 15:15

- Test II

15:15 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 17:00

- Discussion - What is necessary for the Witness Protection in the future?

- Evaluation

- Closing Ceremony with Certificate Delivery

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Venue

KID, Phnom Penh

Contact

Wolfgang Meyer

Leiter des Auslandsbüros in China (Beijing)