This module is a resource for lecturers

Additional teaching tools

This section includes links to relevant teaching aides such as PowerPoint slides, video material and case studies, that could help the lecturer teach the issues covered by the Module. Lecturers can adapt the slides and other resources to their needs.

PowerPoint presentation

  • Presentation on Module 10: Arrest and Detention (forthcoming)

Video material

  • What is the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD)? » Under the authority of the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, WGAD was established in 1991 to investigate and adjudicate whether States are in compliance with their international human rights obligations. It receives submissions from the individual complainant and the respondents (the States) and decides whether the case amounts to arbitrary (that is to say unlawful or prohibited) detention. The European Court of Human Rights draws on judgments of WGAD in cases concerning deprivation of liberty (violations against article 5 of ECHR). (In French with English subtitles).

Tool 1: Practices of law enforcement officials

Tool 2: UN regional and special mandate holders

There are number of UN and regional special mandate holders with responsibility for arrest and detention issues which periodically publish very helpful outputs on challenges relating to the implementation and enforcement of arrest and detention issues, how the relevant treaty instruments should be interpreted, for example in annual and thematic reports, and determinations on cases of alleged violations of these rights. The primary international ones are:

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