Search icone
Search and publish your papers

Conditions of detention and "other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments"

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author


About the document

Published date
documents in English
10 pages
0 times
Validated by
0 Comment
Rate this document
  1. The importance of ensuring correct conditions of detention is recognized through the creation of international standards
  2. However, basic conditions are not fulfilled, even in western countries: the case of France
  3. Action and results of international mechanisms

On March 6, 2006, Alain Grignard, the deputy head of the Brussels police anti-terrorism unit declared on his return from a visit to Guantanamo-Bay with Anne-Marie Lizin, chair of the Belgian Senate: "At the level of detention facilities, it is a model prison, where people are better treated than in Belgian prisons". According to Grignard, it is undeniable that holding people for many years in detention, without letting them know what will happen to them, constitutes in itself a "mental torture"; however, as far as infrastructures and basic rights to food, clothing and medical care are concerned, the situation of detainees in Guantanamo is better than that of Belgian prisoners. In this document, we examine how such a statement, drawing a parallel between satisfying "detention facilities" and the qualification of "model prison", has to be interpreted.

Similar documents you may be interested in reading.

Can an ethical case ever be made for the use of torture during interrogation?

 Politics & international   |  Political science   |  Presentation   |  09/29/2010   |   .doc   |   11 pages

European Court with regard to Human rights and torture

 Law & contracts   |  European   |  Term papers   |  01/03/2011   |   .doc   |   4 pages

Top sold for civil law

Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State, Jurgen Habermas

 Law & contracts   |  Civil   |  Book review   |  09/29/2010   |   .doc   |   3 pages