Verena Neundter

Regional Delegate for Police and Security Forces, International Committee of the Red Cross

Covering Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China (2020-2023)

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CSC 22-3

Military in Law Enforcement – Capacity Building

Project timeline: 10/26/2022 – 4/28/2023

Ms. Verena Neundter observed a necessity to remind military personnel about their responsibilities and limitations when deployed to exercise police powers in support of local law enforcement agencies. As she was based during this period in Sri Lanka, Ms. Neundter conducted a workshop in two different regions for a total of 90 commanders of the Sri Lankan army. She designed a curriculum emphasizing procedures about the use of force and firearms and the management of crowds. Working groups were formed to discuss case studies and share the appropriate responses to such scenarios to create an interactive atmosphere.