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Introduction

from Part I. - Background

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 September 2019

Jared Genser
Affiliation:
Georgetown University Law Center
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There is arbitrary detention in every country in the world today. It knows no boundaries and countless people are subjected to arbitrary detention every year. But what is detention and what makes it arbitrary? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) declares that “[n]o one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.”1 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a multilateral treaty, goes further: “[e]veryone has the right to liberty and security of the person. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention. No one shall be deprived of his liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedure as are establishment by law.”2

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Commentary and Guide to Practice
, pp. 3 - 11
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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  • Introduction
  • Jared Genser
  • Book: The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
  • Online publication: 20 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139540711.002
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  • Introduction
  • Jared Genser
  • Book: The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
  • Online publication: 20 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139540711.002
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  • Introduction
  • Jared Genser
  • Book: The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
  • Online publication: 20 September 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139540711.002
Available formats
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