Who we are
The Independent Police Complaints Authorities’ Network (IPCAN) is an informal network of exchange and cooperation amongst independent structures in charge of external control of security forces. These bodies, mainly from European Union member states, receive and process complaints against public security forces, and sometimes, against private ones as well.
Today IPCAN brings together 22 members (see members list here)
Objectives of IPCAN
We are convinced that the effectiveness of a rule of law is based, amongst others, on the existence of independent bodies with an impartial view on the activities of the professionals engaged in security missions.
Beyond the organisation of Seminars and Conferences, we are also confident in the fact that a coordinated commitment between our institutions will carry on the values prescribed by the international instruments guaranteeing the fundamental rights of citizens in democratic States.
Tue 7 Dec 2021
7th IPCAN Seminar : “External and independent mechanisms of monitoring of police: functioning, interactions, and effectiveness”READ MORE
Thu 5 Nov 2020
Conference on “The police role in a democratic society: European code of police ethics, nearly 20 years” – 20 & 21 October 2020READ MORE
Fri 5 Jun 2020
Thu 17 Oct 2019
Mon 18 Feb 2019
4th IPCAN Conference on “police conduct of law enforcement services in their relationships with migrants in Europe”READ MORE
Mon 18 Sep 2017
Signature of the Strasbourg Declaration at the end of the third conference of the IPCAN network (15 September 2017)READ MORE
Tue 12 Sep 2017
3rd IPCAN conference on « The respect of fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of the strengthening of the fight against terrorism »READ MORE
Thu 22 Jun 2017
Thu 22 Jun 2017
Seminar on “Ethics in security issues: The role of Independent Police Complaints Commissions in Europe” – 27th and 28th of May 2013READ MORE