Right to Justice

One of SUARAM’s main area of work is to campaign for police accountability. We handle cases of abuses of police power, including violent police reaction towards peaceful assemblies, arbitrary detention of protesters, deaths in custody, police beatings and police shootings. SUARAM is also currently advocating for the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in an effort to make the police force more accountable and curb abuses of police powers. At the moment, SUARAM is the secretariat for the Stop State Violence movement whereby a group of civil organisations and groups are working together to call for an end of abuses and wrongdoings by the authorities.