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  • Right to Security of the Person

    Everyone has the right to security of the person without arbitrary arrest or detention.
    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “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. 3. Anyone arrested or detained on a criminal charge shall be brought promptly before a judge or other officer authorized by law to exercise judicial power and shall be entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release. It shall not be the general rule that persons awaiting trial shall be detained in custody, but release may be subject to guarantees to appear for trial, at any other stage of the judicial proceedings, and, should occasion arise, for execution of the judgment. 4. Anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful. 5. Anyone who has been the victim of unlawful arrest or detention shall have an enforceable right to compensation.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in Article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone… the right to security of the person and protection by the State against violence of bodily harm, whether inflicted by government officials or by any individual group or institution.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “(1) Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to liberty and security of person.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities, on an equal basis with others: (a) Enjoy the right to liberty and security of person.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Every individual shall have the right to liberty and to the security of the person. No one may be deprived of his freedom except for reasons and conditions previously laid down by law. In particular, no one may be arbitrarily arrested or detained.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Every woman shall be entitled to respect for her life and the integrity and security of her person. All forms of exploitation, cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and treatment shall be prohibited.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Every person has the right to personal liberty and security.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “No one shall be subject to arbitrary arrest or imprisonment.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, search or detention without a legal warrant. 2. No one shall be deprived of his liberty except on such grounds and in such circumstances as are determined by law and in accordance with such procedure as is established thereby.”

    • Election Management, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Everyone shall have the right to liberty and security of the person. No one shall be deprived of his liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure established by national legislation: (a) the lawful detention of a person after conviction by a competent court; (b) the lawful arrest or detention of a person; (c) the lawful detention of a minor for the purpose of referring his case for investigation, sentencing or trial.”

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

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Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

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American Convention on Human Rights

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Arab Charter on Human Rights

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Commonwealth of Independent States Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

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