Arbitrary Arrest and Detention

Arbitrary Arrest And Detention

Arbitrary arrest and arbitrary detention are the arrest or detention of an individual in a case in which there is no likelihood or evidence that they committed a crime against legal statute, or in which there has been no proper due process of law.

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Arbitrary Arrest And Detention - International Law
9 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights decrees that "no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile" that is, no individual, regardless of circumstances, is to be deprived of ... the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights specifies the protection from arbitrary arrest and detention by the Article 9 ...

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