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Ban on arbitrary detention

The ban on arbitrary detention is enshrined in Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In cases of violations of this human right (explained here),

All persons may turn to the these organs/institutions:

Human Rights Committee (if the optional protocol is ratified by the state)

Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Children under 18 years may turn to:

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Migrants may turn to:

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Migrant workers may turn to:

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families 

Indigenous people may turn to:

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

In the case of a deprivation of liberty not recognized by the State :

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances 

Persons being in an African country may turn to:

African Commission or Court on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights

Last change: 16.09.11 - 11:52