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Standard Minimum Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Detainees

These Guidelines will apply to the management of detainees in pre-trial detention, awaiting sentence and to those serving sentences following a legally recognised trial through a national court system of a SADC country.

Author : SADC Lawyers Association

Publication Date : 2014-01-31 00:00:00

Category : Papers and Submissions


Standard Minimum Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Detainees

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These Guidelines will apply to the management of detainees in pre-trial detention, awaiting sentence and to those serving sentences following a legally recognised trial through a national court system of a SADC country. Places of detention where such detainees are held include police cells and correctional facilities housing either remand detainees or those serving prison terms. These guidelines will not apply to the management of detainees held in terms of military disciplinary or court martial proceedings or any proceedings outside of the nationally recognised criminal justice delivery system.