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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 9

Geographic relevance: International

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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“(1) Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention. No one shall be deprived of his liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedure as are established by law.”

“(2) Anyone who is arrested shall be informed, at the time of arrest, of the reasons for his arrest and shall be promptly informed of any charges against him.”

This is the primary international legal standard on the right to liberty.

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