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The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law 3rd ed isbn 9780199215072

The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780198265641
ISBN: 0198265646
New Edition ISBN: 9780199215072
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text deals with a specialized area of international law relating to prisoners, especially as regards the worst abuses to which they may be subject, such as torture, enforced disappearance and summary and arbitrary executions, as well as capital and corporal punishment. It is mainly a study in international human rights law, but also draws on international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The first edition charted this subject and this edition reflects the extensive legal and institutional developments that have taken place since 1986.;This book is intended for academic lawyers; political scientists; officials responsible for the administration of justice; senior police; staff of human rights organizations; and some practitioners.

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International Criminal Law
The Response of the United Nations General Assembly to the Challenge of Torture; Introduction; Discussion of Torture at the UN General Assembly 1973-1975; Developments Following the Adoption of the Declaration against Torture; Summary; The Legal Prohibition of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment; Introduction; Treaties Prohibiting Torture and other Ill-Treatment; General International Law and Torture; What Constitutes Torture and Other Ill-Treatment?; Introduction; Defining Torture; What is 'Other Prohibited Ill-Treatment'?; The Legal Consequences of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment; The Legal Consequences of Torture; The Legal Consequences of Other Prohibited Ill-Treatment; International Remedies for Torture and Other Ill-Treatment; Introduction; General Assembly Questionnaire on Torture; Sub-Commission Annual Review of Prisoners Rights; Special Rapporteur on Torture; Convention Against Torture; Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture; Summary; Extra-legal Executions; General Prohibition of Murder by Government; Extra-Legal Executions as Arbitrary Deprivations of Life; Legal Consequences of Extra-Legal Executions; International Remedies; Summary; The Death Penalty; Introduction: the Objective of Abolition; Limits to Capitally Punishable Offences; Procedural Restriction on the Imposition of the Death Penalty; Persons Who May Not Be Executed; International remedies; Summary; ""Disappeared"" Prisoners: Unacknowledged Detention; ""Disappearance""; The UN Response to ""Disappearances""; The International Law Prohibition of ""Disappearances""; Legal Consequences of ""Disappearances""; International Remedies; Conditions of Imprisonment or Detention; The Legal Rules; Institutional Ill-Treatment; Solitary Confinement; Medical or Scientific Experimentation on Human Beings; Other Areas of Possible Abuse of Prisoners; Legal Consequences of Unlawful Treatment; International Remedies; Summary; Corporal Punishment; The Geography of Corporal Punishment; United Nations Activities Concerning Corporal Punishment; International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; Summary; Guarantees Against Abuses of the Human Person; Arbitrary Arrest and Detention; United Nations Body of Principles; Incommunicado Detention and Habeas Corpus Under Existing Law and Legal Instruments; General International Law; States of Emergency; Summary; International Codes of Ethics for Professionals; Introduction; UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials; Council of Europe Declaration on the Police Code(s) of Military Ethics?; UN Principles of Medical Ethics; A Code of Ethics for Lawyers; 13. General Conclusions - An Agenda; Appendices.