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This front matter section of this book Essential Texts on Human Rights for the Police: A Compilation of International Instruments contains the table of contents and preface. The book is is divided into three parts, each one with an introduction outlining the scope and contents of the instruments. Part I includes the entire texts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and eight of the universal human rights treaties with, where appropriate, optional protocols. It also includes two international humanitarian law texts. Part II contains eight regional human rights treaties, including two dealing specifically with the prevention of torture and ill-treatment. Part III, finally, includes non-treaty texts which are explicitly or implicitly addressed to police, or which are of great significance to police.

Keywords: human rights; ill-treatment; international humanitarian law texts; international instruments; police; torture

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