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Right to civic peace and safety in the city

1. All city inhabitants have the right to personal and material safety against any type of violence, including that potentially committed by law enforcement agencies.

2. The city ensures the security and physical and mental safety of all its inhabitants, and takes measures to combat acts of violence, regardless of who the perpetrators may be.
 
The city is equipped with democratic law enforcement agencies, prepared to protect all its inhabitants without discrimination. Law enforcement officers are expressly forbidden from resorting to any cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. 
 
When detention, retention or imprisonment facilities exist under the responsibility of the city, those places will allow the visit of certain independent authorities. 
 
The city adopts measures to combat school and domestic violence and, in particular, violence against women and vulnerable groups, such as children, the elderly and the disabled.
 
The city assumes its role in the management of social tensions, in order to prevent friction between the different groups that live in the city from turning into actual conflict. To this end, it fosters coexistence, social mediation and dialogue among those groups.
 
3. City inhabitants act in a manner compatible with the promotion of everyone's safety. They respect civic peace.
 
Suggested Action Plan  
 
Short-term
 
a) Start up a participatory process for the different approaches on improving safety across the city's different communities and neighborhoods.
 
b) Granting of government credit facilities and financial aid, and provision of business premises for local networks that work in high-risk neighborhoods.
 
c) Implementation of a system of coordination and exchange of information on a regular basis with local judiciary authorities. 
 
d) Specialized training for local police forces, on awareness of and respect towards the different social and cultural realities of the city, in preparation for interventions in high-risk neighborhoods.
 
e) Specialist human rights training for local police officers.
 
Mid-term
 
a) Encourage the different departments in charge of urban planning, parks and gardens, public lighting, police and social services, to adopt all-encompassing measures to make public and semi-private areas safer and more accessible.
 
b) Foster the appropriation of public spaces by citizens as a means to build a public identity linked to the design and care of the space.
 
c) Encourage the respective national justice systems to analyze crime patterns, with the aim of decriminalizing those categories of minor offenses, petty crimes and antisocial behavior that are easier to combat with non-punitive measures which attempt to rehabilitate and integrate the offenders.