Forward: Security Detention
7 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2009
The Experts Meeting on Security Detention Report and the articles contained in this volume indicate that international standards need to be clarified, adopted, and implemented to ensure that detainees are afforded prompt legal process and a meaningful opportunity to challenge the facts giving rise to their detention before a neutral arbiter. Moreover, extended security detention should be considered legitimate only where there is evidence that the detainee himself poses a serious security threat, an issue that must be subject to periodic review; and the longer the detention the higher must be the evidentiary burden of the State.
JEL Classification: K33
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