ICCPR Case Law on Detention, the Prohibition of Cruel Treatment and Some Issues Pertaining to the Death Row Phenomenon

By Eva Rieter / Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, on 1 January 2002

This paper discusses some case law on detention issues by the Human Rights Committee (HRC) that supervises the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as HRC case law on the so-called “death row phenomenon,” which involves forcing a person to live under conditions that spawn intense fear, distress, and the virtual destruction of the personality while awaiting execution.

  • Document type Article
  • Themes list Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, Death Row Phenomenon,