II. Activities of the Working Group in 2014

E. Prevention of imminent arbitrary deprivation of liberty

54. However, a preventive mechanism might be applicable in situations where an individual is to be arrested solely because he or she has exercised the fundamental rights or freedoms guaranteed by international human rights law. Similarly, it could apply in situations where an imminent arrest would clearly constitute a violation of international law prohibiting discrimination based on national or ethnic origin, religion, political or other opinion, gender, sexual orientation or other status, and which might result in the equality of human rights being ignored.

Link to full text of the report: Report-WGAD-2015-eng

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