Laws & Standards

Policing in each Commonwealth member state is affected by international laws and standards, Commonwealth laws and standards, regional laws and standards, and national laws and standards. These laws and standards can all be accessed through the links below.

To look at a country by country list of police legislation, and to access police legislation from a particular country, click here.

The various Commonwealth standards are here.

For a list of regional standards and statements, click this link. Links to regional institutions that handle human rights complaints against the police are also included on this page.

A summary of and links to the international laws and standards that affect policing can be found on this page.