Visits AFRIPOL Secretariat

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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AFRIPOL Headquarters

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The African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) is established as a technical institution of the African Union (AU) for police cooperation among Member States. 

AFRIPOL functions on the following principles:

  • Respect for democratic rule, human rights, the rule of law and good governance in accordance with the Constitutive Act, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other relevant instruments;
  • Respect of the Police Ethics, the principles of neutrality, sovereignty, integrity and the presumption of innocence;

AFRIPOL was established as an independent mechanism for Police Cooperation for Member States of the African Union.

The Executive Director congratulates the Republic of Kenya, as it assumes the Presidency of the AFRIPOL General Assembly.


The Executive Director sincerely thanks the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, outgoing President of the AFRIPOL General Assembly, for... its leadership and support in the operationalisation of AFRIPOL.

The Fourth General Assembly of AFRIPOL concluded its deliberations. The Assembly was an important opportunity for the AU Chiefs, Directors ... General and Inspectors General of Police to discuss the region security challenges and threats.

Today the AFRIPOL Fourth General Assembly started its proceeding, with the theme: Enhanced Police Cooperation in the Fight against ... Transnational Organised Crime

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