Criminal Justice

When an individual engages with the criminal justice system for any reason there are a range of human rights that should be respected, mainly civil and political rights. 

Rights Engaged

Freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • HRA / ECHR, Art3
  • ICCPR, Art 7
  • UNCAT, Art 3

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Right to life
  • HRA / ECHR, Art 2
  • ICCPR, Art 6

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Right to liberty and security
  • HRA / ECHR, Art 5
  • ICCPR, Art 9
Right to a fair trial
  • HRA / ECHR, Art 6
  • ICCPR, Art 14

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No punishment without law
  • HRA / ECHR, Art 7
  • ICCPR, Art 15
Right to an effective remedy
  • ECHR, Art 13
  • ICCPR, Art 2
  • ICERD, Art 6

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Right to be treated fairly and without discrimination
  • HRA / ECHR, Art 14
  • ICCPR, Art 26
  • ICERD, Art 5(a)
  • UNCRPD, Art 12

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