Human Rights in Law Enforcement is a scientific journal that was created within a European-funded project implemented by the Police Academy „Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, entitled „The Center for the promotion of human rights in the institutions of public order and security”(SMIS 23120)”, between 2011 -2013. The Journal entitled „Human Rights in Law Enforcement” aims to promote the values underlying the education for a democratic citizenship (EDC) as it was defined by the European Commission, as a set of practices and activities for training young people and adults as active and responsible citizens in a democratic society. Also, we promote human rights education (HRE) as a suite of programs and educational activities that promote equality and human dignity. Closely intertwined, EDC and HRE relate with the continuous development education, the intercultural education and the education for peace. The main feature of EDC is it’s multidimensional, permanent, lifelong nature and the focus on the community and policy makers and civil society organizations. The HRLE journal goals are related with promotion of belonging and commitment to a democratic society and also raising awareness of the common fundamental values and building a freer society, more just and more tolerant, in Europe.
The Council of Europe supports the education for democratic citizenship, which is a possible solution to reduce the incidence of violence and radicalism / radicalization currently facing the European Union. Through youth and adult education, through the creation of a community of experts in the field of public order and safety, our Journal directly contributes to the solution of this problem.
We address the academic and scientific research sector to „root” the concept of education for democratic citizenship among young people, but also among teachers and researchers, so that they may become the basis for promoting a society that respects and supports the human rights and dignity and cultivates the importance of inter-cultural and inter-ethnic exchanges.
Thus, we consider it our duty through the Journal „Human Rights in Law Enforcement”, to actively participate in the education of the legal sciences students in order to achieve the following goals:
– Education in the field of democratic citizenship and human rights,
– Developing a community of teachers and scholars who perpetuate the culture of human rights and provide expert guidance and training of quality;
– Educate the public on the importance of human rights education.