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The right to liberty : a pillar of freedom in a democratic society

Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein, Ghafur (2012) The right to liberty : a pillar of freedom in a democratic society. In: Human rights law:iInternational, Malaysian and Islamic perspectives. Sweet and Maxwell Asia, Petaling jaya, Malaysia, pp. 87-104. ISBN 978-967-5040-87-0

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All the international and regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions based on these instruments, acknowledge the ‘right to liberty’ as a fundamental human right and they are designed to protect the individual against arbitrary arrest or detention. With one significant exception, Article 9 of ICCPR, Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Article 7 of the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) contain similar provisions. The distinctive feature of Article 5 of ECHR is that it defines exhaustively the cases in which a person may be deprived of his or her liberty. Article 10 of the ICCPR deals with certain rights of those deprived of their liberty. The humane treatment and the respect for the dignity of all persons deprived of their liberty is a basic standard that is of universal application.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3163/27413
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, religious aspects, democracy
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafur Hamid
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 17:20
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 16:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27413

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