Rights of People Arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

At a meeting on 20 January 2004 the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission decided to review the existing law in Northern Ireland as it relates to alleged injustices suffered by people who have been arrested (whether or not the arrest itself was lawful) and to consider whether to make any recommendations for reform. In particular the Commission decided to look at the rights of arrested people who have been mistreated while in custody. This paper is the outcome of that review

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