Treatment & Conditions

How should you be treated during the arrest?

When arrested, the police must not treat you in an inhumane or degrading way. They must not use unnecessary or excessive physical force when arresting you. They should not use forceful methods when they question you or carry out other procedural activities upon your arrest. Moreover, you have the right to be held in humane conditions and, if necessary, receive medical care.

About this section

This section of the Guide will explain what treatment and conditions should be provided and situations in which it could lead to a violation of your human rights.

Last updated 03/11/2016