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Interview with Asif Sadiq


It is important for us to work closely with CSOs”

Asif Sadiq, National Association of Muslim Police

Why do you care?

I myself represent a minority group, so I understand how it is for that group to go through some of the hate they suffer from. I care through my job, because I witness all the different forms of hate and how they can result in tensions between communities.

What would be needed for the implementation of a victim centred approach in your national context?

It is important for us to work closely with CSOs, have a good understanding of what role the Police service and the CSOs play and to help victims have confidence in reporting things to us.

What do you think is the added value of the Facing Facts! initiative?

It really addresses all of the issues and concerns that people have. It looks at tackling them and finding solutions and recommendations with the competence of people from so many countries, so many different experiences and knowledge. It’s great to share that and to bring that back to our countries and learn something of it.