Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.
The right to liberty and security of person, prohibition of unlawful detention, as found in Article 5 of ECHR stems from the abuses of the fascist and Nazi and Communist regimes whereby citizens were arrested and detained for long periods of time without access to a lawyer or without a hearing before a judge. In addition, many arrests and detentions took place without charges ever being levied on the suspect. Under fascism and communism, law enforcement’s primary role was to protect the State. Therefore, suspects were guilty until proven innocent.
The goal of this lesson to teach the participants about the importance to respect the right to liberty and security of person.
By the end of this session the participants will be able to: