There are some important rights that you need to know when you are arrested. The police have a duty to inform you about these rights.

It is important to know that you have the right to:

  • know the reasons for your arrest and the charges against you
  • remain silent and not to provide information that may be used against you in court
  • invite a lawyer
  • inform your relatives, education institution or employer about your arrest

About this section

This section will explain what these rights really mean and when you have to be informed about them.

Human Rights Guide

A European platform for human rights education