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The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law$
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Nigel Rodley and Matt Pollard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693566.001.0001

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Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

(p.427) 10 Corporal Punishment
The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law

Nigel Rodley

Matt Pollard

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly assesses the geographical scope of the practice of corporal punishment and investigates reports of the rare occasions upon which it has been considered by the General Assembly and other UN bodies. It compares the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions' prohibition of corporal punishment and takes on the question whether the infliction of corporal punishment would entail a grave breach of the Conventions within their respective meaning. In the environment of international human rights law, the chapter studies the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners definition of corporate punishment. Furthermore, it analyses the Tyrer v. United Kingdom case brought before the European Commission of Human Rights to test the compatibility of jurisdiction under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Keywords:   corporal punishment, UN General Assembly, Third Geneva Convention, Fourth Geneva Convention, international human rights law, UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, Tyrer v. United Kingdom, European Commission of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights

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