Overview of the Enforced Legal Framework Monitoring and Analyzing the Human Rights Violations Committed during the Past Five Years

The image of police officers is often associated with the exercise of force, though most police operations do not necessitate the use force.

Only a handful of tasks require the use of force or the threat of force to achieve the legal police purpose, including arresting a wanted person or suspect, preventing crime, addressing events that involve disturbing public order, and encroaching on public or private property.

And since the State’s use of force against its own people is no less than an extreme and exceptional measure that the state can take, specific standards have been set to limit its use.

Among the fundamental criteria lies the following question: What is a lawful, necessary, proportionate and responsible use of force?