Detention of an individual
As a short-term deprivation of liberty, detention is subject to a range of requirements under the Polish Constitution, the Criminal Procedure Code, and the European Convention on Human Rights. These provisions regulate such issues as who may be detained and when, as well as the guarantees afforded to detainees. Nonetheless, detainees are often unaware of their own rights. They may not know, for example, that they can challenge the legality, correctness, and first and foremost the justification for subjecting them to this form of compulsion. It is with these persons in mind that we have prepared this publication, which is based on our experience, international standards, and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.