Article

In the performance of their duty, law enforcement officials shall respect and protect human dignity and maintain and uphold the human rights of all persons.

Commentary:

a. The human rights in question are identified and protected by national and international law.

Among the relevant international instruments are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid; the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; and the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

b. National commentaries to this provision should indicate regional or national provisions identifying and protecting these rights.

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