In 2018 Amnesty International Belgium decided to do some research into ethnic profiling by interrogating police officers. 48 police officers of nine different police forces agreed to be interviewed. Although 20 participants explicitly stated they are against ethnic profiling, 24 police officers admitted the phenomenon exists. Amnesty International therefore concludes that more attention should be paid to ethnic profiling in Belgium and that there is a need for transparency by making registration obligatory.
For more than four years, our EU COST funded network on Police Stops has been gathering information, hearing from experts…Read more
Workshop 'Registration of police stops and ethnicity and defining the police stop' 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2022
In line with our project’s ambition to share learning and explore the issue police stops across Europe, we are organising…Read more
European Journal of Policing Studies Special Issue: The Dynamics of Police Stops Guest editors: Mike Rowe Sofie de Kimpe Vincenzo…Read more