Legal Defender Best Practices

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  • Right not to be tortured
  • Accession to ICCPR, article 7 (torture clause)
  • No arbitrary arrest or detention (ICCPR, article 9-1)
  • Informed, at the time of the arrest, of reasons for arrest (ICCPR, article 9-2)
  • Bail Provisions
  • Illegality of improperly obtained evidence and coerced confessions
  • Laws regulating legal arrest
  • Rules for legal search and seizures
  • Presence of Counsel at earliest stage possible
  • Anyone who has been the victim of unlawful arrest or detention shall have an enforceable right to compensation
Substantive Right Laws to be in place Lawyer's Practices Structural Implementation
Right to Non Self-Incrimination
Security of the Person