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International solidarity and protection of political detainees Article - March 23, 2016

By Jacques Moreillon (Author)

IHL & HR

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With the exception of regional conventions or international covenants in the field of human rights, which have a general scope, there is no instrument of international law that expressly guarantees legal protection to political detainees. The author points out how precarious the situation of political detainees consequently is; he defines the rules governing ICRC action and describes the means at the institution's disposal - in particular its right of initiative - for asking governments to… More
With the exception of regional conventions or international covenants in the field of human rights, which have a general scope, there is no instrument of international law that expressly guarantees legal protection to political detainees. The author points out how precarious the situation of political detainees consequently is; he defines the rules governing ICRC action and describes the means at the institution's disposal - in particular its right of initiative - for asking governments to authorize its visits to places of detention; he also stresses that greater international solidarity is necessary to guarantee the protection of political detainess. Less

Published : 1981