The ICJ has provided a further submission to the Human Rights Committee in response to the Committee’s second draft General Comment on the right to liberty and security of the person and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention.
The ICJ’s submission focusses on issues concerning the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR; arbitrary detention and unlawful detention; judicial supervision of all forms of deprivation of liberty; and non-refoulement.
The work of the Human Rights Committee will continue throughout 2014 towards the eventual adoption of General Comment No 35 on Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – the right to liberty and security of the person and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention. This General Comment will replace the Committee’s earlier General Comment No 8 of 1982.
ICJ-HRCtteeGeneralCommentArticle9-LegalSubmission-2014 (download, in PDF, the ICJ’s latest submission to the Committee)
- ICJ submission on the first draft of the General Comment
- DGC_Article9_RighttoLiberty (download the second draft of the General Comment)
- Human Rights Committee web page on draft General Comment 35