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1. Introduction to Non-Treaty Instruments

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Chapter Summary

This chapter briefly introduces the non-treaty instruments. The non-treaty instruments include: (i) Code of conduct for law enforcement officials; (ii) European code of police ethics; (iii) Recommendations on policing in multi-ethnic societies; (iv) Basic principles on the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials; (v) Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners; (v) Body of principles for the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment; (vi) United Nations standard minimum rules for the administration of juvenile justice; (vii) United Nations rules for the protection of juveniles deprived of their liberty; (viii) Principles on the effective prevention and investigation of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions; (ix) Declaration of basic principles of justice for victims of crime and abuse of power; (x) Basic principles and guidelines on the right to a remedy and reparation for victims; and (xi) Guidelines on the role of prosecutors.

Keywords: code of conduct; European code of police ethics; firearms; force; juvenile justice; law enforcement officials; multi-ethnic societies; non-treaty instruments; prisoners; United Nations standard minimum rules



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