ICJ Memorandum on “violations of the human rights of persons in detention or imprisonment

In response to the request contained in Resolution 7 (XXVII) of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of  Discrimination and Protection of Minorities the ICJ circulated to members of the Commission at their meeting in 1975 a Memorandum relating to “The human rights of persons in detention or imprisonment”.

By Resolution 4 (XXVIII) the Sub-Commission requested the Secretary-General of the United Nations to invite (inter alia) non-governmental organisations to furnish information, in particular about the matters referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of that Resolution.

The ICJ respectfully draws the attention of the Sub-Commission to the information already contained in its 1975 Memorandum.

In addition, it circulates herewith a further Memorandum consisting mainly of statements made by victims of torture and other ill-treatment in various parts of the world, relating to the matters referred to in the above Resolution.

violations of human rights of persons in detention-non legal submission-1976-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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