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New Book: The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention – Commentary and Guide to Practice (Genser)

Jared Genser just published “The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention – Commentary and Guide to Practice” (Cambridge University Press 2020). Abstract: The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is the first comprehensive review of the contributions of this important institution to understanding arbitrary detention today. The Working Group is a body of five independent human rights experts that considers individual complaints of arbitrary detention, adopting legal opinions as to whether a detention is compatible with states’ obligations under international law. Since its establishment in 1991, it has adopted more than 1,200 case opinions and conducted more than fifty…