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Lesson #12: The Right to Liberty and Security of a Person

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Human Rights and Law Enforcement Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School.

Subject
Policing
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
human rights

Summary

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:

  1. State what does “the right to liberty and security” guarantee for the individual
  2. List at least three documents where the right is protected, based on the handout provided
  3. Define the term “reasonable suspicion” as stated in the presentation
  4. List at least three situations when a person legally can be deprived of his liberty based on the Article 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights

Information

Added on
25 Oct 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Serbia
Keywords
human rights
Rights
OSCE