HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: PROTECTION OF PERSONS SUBJECTED TO DETENTION OR IMPRISONMENT

Rules pertaining to the right of the Prisoners

  • United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules)
  • Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners
  • Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
  • United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty
  • Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT)
  • Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty
  • Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials
  • Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials
  • United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules)
  • United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules)
  • Guidelines for Action on Children in the Criminal Justice System
  • United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines)
  • Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
  • Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary
  • Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers
  • Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors
  • Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions
  • Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
  • Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation
  • International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
  • United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) (PDF)
  • Updated Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity.