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Police Complaints Commission

 

The Police Complaints Commission oversees the investigation of complaints against the police.

Commissioners ensure that complaints are processed fairly, objectively and in compliance with the relevant legislation. The aim is to increase public confidence and trust in the police and the complaints system.

Decisions are made on behalf of the island as a whole so the Committee for Home Affairs is looking to recruit people who are “reflective of the local community”. You don’t need any specific qualifications. What you do need are the interest, commitment, and the ability to be flexible to make a full contribution to the work. Training is provided.

Rob Jordan, Chair of the Commission, explains:

“The Commission does not investigate complaints themselves but they play an active role in overseeing these investigations to ensure that there is independent analysis and to ensure complainants are provided with assurances that their complaints have been fully investigated.

“Commissioners must focus on the facts and follow the procedures set out in the Law. They must be balanced, fair and totally independent. Prospective applicants must have respect for human rights, sensitivity and an analytical ability to sift through various reports and deal with complex issues.  As a Commissioner, you will be required to make sound, balanced decisions and justify them.”

All the details are here: gov.gg/PCC-new-members.

Closing date: 30 June 2021

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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