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Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary: standards and mechanisms

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Title: Administration of Justice: UNHCR Page
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&query=Administration+of+Justice&x...
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Human Rights Defenders: OHCHR Page
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Independence of the Judiciary: OHCHR Page
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: OHCHR Page
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (UNHCHR page)
Description/subject: Mandate, Methods of work, Issues of special concern, Information needed to take action, Model questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur, etc.
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2010


Title: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Description/subject: Reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly. This site has links to most of the UN human rights documents available online on Burma (Myanmar), in the 6 official UN languages.
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Espanol, Francais, Russian
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Special Rapporteur on Torture (OHCHR page)
Description/subject: Mandate, model questionnaire, documents, news etc. Links to standards and other mechanisms.
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: OHCHR Page
Description/subject: Documents, members, Fact Sheet, press releases etc.
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/detention/annual.htm
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
Date of publication: 13 December 1985
Description/subject: Adopted by the Seventh United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders held at Milan from 26 August to 6 September 1985 and endorsed by General Assembly resolutions 40/32 of 29 November 1985 and 40/146 of 13 December 1985
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers
Date of publication: 07 September 1990
Description/subject: Adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, Cuba, 27 August to 7 September 1990
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
Date of publication: 09 December 1988
Description/subject: Adopted by General Assembly resolution 43/173 of 9 December 1988
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/bodyprinciples.htm
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/pdf/bodyprinciples.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING QUESTIONS OF: TORTURE AND DETENTION
Date of publication: 27 January 1999
Description/subject: CONTENTS: Paragraphs ... Introduction 1 - 7 I. THE PRACTICE OF TORTURE: SCOPE AND CONTEXT A. General issues 8 - 18 B. Information concerning police and jandarma stations 19 - 23 C. Information concerning prisons 24 - 25 D. Information concerning individual cases 26 - 28 II. THE PROTECTION OF DETAINEES AGAINST TORTURE A. Legal issues 29 - 52 B. Medical issues 53 - 68 III. IMPUNITY 69 - 98 IV. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 99 - 113 Annex* Selected cases submitted by non-governmental organizations to the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture from 12 October to 12 December 1998
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2010


Title: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of publication: 26 June 1987
Description/subject: Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 ..... entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b3a94.html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of publication: 09 December 1975
Description/subject: Adopted by General Assembly resolution 3452 (XXX) of 9 December 1975
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: International Covenent on Civil and Political Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. - English)
Date of publication: 23 March 1976
Description/subject: entry into force 23 March 1976... Articles 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Date of publication: 04 December 2000
Description/subject: Recommended by General Assembly resolution 55/89 of 4 December 2000 * ..... Adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/89 Annex, 4 December 2000
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/0/694d7f1d5f11b70cc1256a0f0031bdce/$FILE/N0056473.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Right to a Fair Trial: OHCHR Page
Language: English, Francais, Espanol
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/training9chapter7en.pdf (part ii)

http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refworld/rwmain?docid=49f180362
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refworld/rwmain?page=search&skip=0&query=Right+to+a+...
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
Date of publication: 13 May 1977
Description/subject: Adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva in 1955, and approved by the Economic and Social Council by its resolution 663 C (XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2076 (LXII) of 13 May 1977
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners: UNHCHR Page
Description/subject: Adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva in 1955, and approved by the Economic and Social Council by its resolutions 663 C (XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2076 (LXII) of 13 May 1977
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/pdf/treatmentprisoners.pdf
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Date of publication: 2000
Description/subject: Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/43
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCHR
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. - Burmese)
Date of publication: 10 December 1948
Description/subject: adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=bms
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. - English)
Date of publication: 10 December 1948
Description/subject: adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948... Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/language.aspx?langid=eng
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. - Pwo-Karen)
Date of publication: 10 December 1948
Description/subject: adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Language: Pwo-Karen
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=pwo
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. - S'gaw-Karen)
Date of publication: 10 December 1948
Description/subject: adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Language: S'gaw-Karen
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.archive.org/details/rosettaproject_ksw_undec-1
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010


Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (articles on arbitrary detention etc. Shan)
Date of publication: 10 December 1948
Description/subject: adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Language: Shan
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Language.aspx?LangID=sjn
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2010