ICJ calls for judicial supervision and prompt access to a lawyer for persons deprived of their liberty

The ICJ today called on adherence by all States with the obligation to ensure effective and independent judicial supervision as a fundamental safeguard against arbitrary detention, and torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

Reflecting on the Secretary-General’s report on the protection of all persons deprived of their liberty, the ICJ’s statement was made during the General Debate under Item 3 of the Human Rights Council’s agenda (promotion and protection of all human rights) during the 24th regular session of the Council (9 to 27 September 2013).

HRC24-Item3-OralStatement-AdministrationJustice-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full statement in PDF)

A-HRC-24-28 (download Secretary-General’s report)

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