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6.16.1. Introduction

  1. Section 22 states:

    22 Humane treatment when deprived of liberty

    (1) All persons deprived of liberty must be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.

    (2) An accused person who is detained or a person detained without charge must be segregated from persons who have been convicted of offences, except where reasonably necessary.

    (3) An accused person who is detained or a person detained without charge must be treated in a way that is appropriate for a person who has not been convicted.

  2. Section 22 is modelled on art 10 of the ICCPR (Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Bill 2006 Explanatory Memorandum 17).

Last updated: 10 May 2016

See Also

6.16. Humane treatment when deprived of liberty (s 22)

6.16.2. Scope of the right

6.16.3. Reasonable and justified limits under s 7(2)