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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law
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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

Abstract

The first edition of this book was one of the earliest to establish that the newly developing international law of human rights could be set down as any other branch of international law. It also incorporates the complementary fields of international humanitarian law and international criminal law, while addressing the problems associated with their interaction with human rights law. The book acknowledges areas of ambiguity or where developments may be embryonic, and solutions are offered. Recent developments have confirmed the value of solutions proposed. Central to most of the chapters is th ... More

Keywords: international law of human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, torture, detention, terrorism, prison condition, ethical code, enforced disappearance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Rodley, author
Professor of Law and Chair, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex; Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Matt Pollard, author
Legal adviser to Amnesty International in London and the Association for the Prevention of Torture in Geneva

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End Matter

Annex 1 Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Annex 2A Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [excerpts]

Annex 2B Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture [excerpts]

Annex 2c European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [excerpts]

Annex 2D Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment [excerpts]

Annex 3 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Annex 4 Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment

Annex 5A Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

Annex 5B Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials

Annex 5C Declaration on the Police—Part A

Annex 5D European Code of Police Ethics [excerpts]

Annex 6A Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Annex 6B Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Annex 7 Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

Annex 8A Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Annex 8B Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons [excerpts]

Annex 8C International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance [excerpts]

Annex 9A Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 [excerpt]

Annex 9B International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [excerpts]

Annex 9c European Convention on Human Rights [excerpts]

Annex 9D American Convention on Human Rights [excerpts]

Annex 9E African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights [excerpts]

Annex 9F Arab Charter on Human Rights [excerpts]

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