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Respect For Human Rights: Police Powers

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Chapter Summary

This chapter deals with rights and prohibitions fundamental to the protection of the physical and mental integrity of the person and to human dignity. Police officials, whose role includes law enforcement, are legally bound to respect the law which protects human rights when exercising their powers. The chapter examines the right to life in relation to the use of force by police. It focuses on the right to liberty and security of person and the prohibition of arbitrary arrest and detention, and on rights of arrested and detained people. The chapter explains international standards protecting detainees from torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and requiring humane treatment of detainees. It discusses the right to protection against arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence in relation to the powers to search and to carry out surveillance operations.

Keywords:arbitrary arrest; detention; human dignity; human rights; law enforcement; police officials; protecting detainees; right to liberty; right to life



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