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Title The police and international human rights law / Ralf Alleweldt, Guido Fickenscher, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer Law and Criminology eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Intro; Contents; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Police, a Key Actor in Human Rights Protection; Chapter 2: Police and Human Rights: Fundamental Questions; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 What Branches of International Law Are Relevant to Police?; 2.3 What Are the Purposes and Scope of These Branches of Law?; 2.4 What Is the Relationship Between Human Rights and Policing?; 2.5 Which Human Rights Instruments Are Relevant to Police?; 2.6 Which Human Rights Provisions Are of Particular Relevance to Police?; 2.7 How Does the International System Protect Specific Human Rights?
2.7.1 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Treaties2.7.2 Measures to Prevent Torture and Ill-Treatment; 2.7.3 Non-treaty Instruments; 2.8 What Are the Limitations on Human Rights and How Can They Be Restricted in Times of National Emergency?; 2.9 What Are the Laws of War and How Are They Relevant to Police?; 2.9.1 What Are the Scope and Purposes of Laws of War?; 2.9.2 What Types of Conflict Do They Regulate?; 2.9.3 How Are Combatants and Civilians Defined?; 2.9.4 What Are the Status and Functions of Police in Situations of Armed Conflict?
2.9.5 What Is the Relationship of Police to the Laws of War?2.9.6 What Are Some Examples of the Laws of War?; 2.10 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: The Police and the Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Police Powers and Human Rights; 3.3 Definition of Torture and/or Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Applicable Provisions; 3.4 The Police and Persons in Situations of Vulnerability: The Prevention of Torture and/or Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatme...
3.5 Prevention of Torture and/or Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment During Police Detention3.6 The Prohibition of the Use of Evidence Obtained by Torture; 3.7 Torture and Inhuman and/or Degrading Treatment Between Detained Persons; 3.8 The PoliceÂś Obligation to Prevent Violations of Article 3 of the European Convention; 3.9 Some Case Examples of Torture from Case Law; 3.9.1 Palestinian Hanging; 3.9.2 Electric Shocks; 3.9.3 Combination of Torture Methods; 3.9.4 Beating, Threats Against Life and Family, Sexual Intimidation, and Humiliation
3.9.5 Forced Feeding in a Particularly Violent and Humiliating Manner3.9.6 Rape (and/or Threat of Rape); 3.10 Some Case Examples of Inhuman Treatment; 3.10.1 Medical Intervention in Order to Obtain Evidence; 3.10.2 Detention of Children; 3.10.3 Mental Suffering; 3.10.4 Degrading Treatment or Punishment; 3.10.5 Conditions of Detention; 3.11 Conclusions; References; Cases; Chapter 4: The Police and the Right to Life; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Article 2 ECHR: Scope of Protection; 4.3 Justification of a Deprivation of the Right to Life; 4.4 Principle of Proportionality: Necessity of the Use of Force
Summary This book provides an updated overview of current international human rights law relating to the police. Around the globe, the police have a special responsibility for the protection of human rights. Police work is governed by national rules and in addition, in today's world, by the evolving international human rights standards. As a result of the ever-developing case law of international courts and other bodies, the requirements of human rights law on policing have become more and more detailed and complex in recent years. Bringing together a variety of distinguished authors from academia, police forces and other government authorities, the human rights movement, and international organizations, the book discusses topical issues, including the use of deadly force, the prevention of torture, effective investigations, the protection of personal data, and positive obligations of the police.
Other author Alleweldt, Ralf, editor.
Fickenscher, Guido, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject International law and human rights.
Human rights.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319713397 (electronic bk.)
3319713396 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-71339-7