Monthly Archives: February 2011

International Standards: Police

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has produced International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement: A Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police. The UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials was adopted by the General Assembly … Continue reading

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International Standards: Corrections

Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to … Continue reading

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International Standards: Judiciary

Judicial independence is a central element of the rule of law. Judges are also subject to the law. Judicial training, appointment and accountability mechanisms need to be rigorous and transparent. The UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary … Continue reading

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