Imprisonment

Imprisonment (from imprison, via French emprisonner, originally from Latin prensio, arrest, from prehendere, prendere, "to seize") in law is the specific state of being physically incarcerated or confined in an institutional setting such as a prison. Courts of the United States, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have recognized that the minimum period in an indeterminate sentence that was actually imposed by a court of law is the official term of imprisonment. In other words, any "street time" (e.g., probation, parole, or supervised release) that was ordered by the court as part of the defendant's punishment does not constitute term of …

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EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 13 June 2024 English

Cyberbullying is a growing phenomenon and a significant issue for young people across Europe and indeed the world. Unlike 'real-world' bullying which ends when the victim's situation changes, such as …

cyberstalking, is a crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment of up to 10 years. Penalties are more severe penalties have been increased to two years' imprisonment and a €60 000 fine. New legislation was enacted rights. (2) The offender shall be punished by imprisonment for one to four years if they commit the act motive. (3) The offender shall be punished by imprisonment for two to six years if they commit the act


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 13 June 2024 English

Academic freedom is a fundamental principle of any university and research system or institution, and is essential for a healthy democracy. The concept can be traced back to the birth …

ever tracked, including violence and wrongful imprisonment, institutional takeover by state authorities


Amnesty International · 11 June 2024 Mongolian

Amnesty International filed an amicus curiae brief to the Constitutional Court of Mongolia (Tsets) on the applicable international and regional human rights law and standards on detention, with a particular …

of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment; The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment. 51 Principle 16 the Body of Principles for of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment. 52 Principle 17(1) of the Body of Principles of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment; Principle 5 of the UN Basic Principles of the of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment. 54 Article 9(4) ICCPR, “anyone who is deprived


Amnesty International · 11 June 2024 English

Amnesty International filed an amicus curiae brief to the Constitutional Court of Mongolia (Tsets) on the applicable international and regional human rights law and standards on detention, with a particular …

subjected to any form of arrest, detention or imprisonment is a key step in preventing cases of torture include police custody, arraigo, remand detention, imprisonment after conviction, house arrest, administrative Form of Detention or Imprisonment makes clear that “arrest, detention or imprisonment shall only be carried All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment; The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment. 51 Principle 16 the Body of Principles for


Amnesty International · 10 June 2024 English

On 28 May 2024 the Legislative Assembly of Tonga considered a proposal to extend the death penalty to drug-related offences. While the debate participants rejected this proposal by a strong …

50/8148/2024 Citing existing issues with life imprisonment being a mandatory punishment in Tonga for drug


Amnesty International · 9 June 2024 English

Girls endured abduction, sexual slavery and other crimes by Boko Haram Escape was often followed by further violations in military detention Girls continue to be neglected by authorities who must …

punishment and, at times, prolonged periods of imprisonment. Boko Haram meted out punishments publicly to


Amnesty International · 9 June 2024 English

Selim Khan is an atheist blogger from Bangladesh. He was part of a private Facebook group for like-minded atheists where he expressed his views privately. Another member photographed his comment …

should warrant the highest punishment, life imprisonment or even death sentence. Despite the bail being


Amnesty International · 9 June 2024 English

After surviving years of abuse by Boko Haram and by Nigerian forces, reintegration support and justice remain elusive for girls associated, or perceived to be associated, with Boko Haram. Based …

TRAFFICKING 44 3.2 ENSLAVEMENT, PUNISHMENT, IMPRISONMENT AND OTHER DAILY ABUSES 45 3.2.1 FORCED TO floggings and, at times, prolonged periods of imprisonment. Boko Haram has also forced girls and young likely including the crimes against humanity of imprisonment and torture. Among the girls and young women crimes against humanity of murder; enslavement; imprisonment; torture; rape; sexual slavery; sexual violence; crimes against humanity of murder; extermination; imprisonment; torture; rape; enforced disappearance; and


World Bank Group · 7 June 2024 English

persons and shall, upon conviction, be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years without the option of a


World Bank Group · 7 June 2024 English

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) play a critical role in Myanmar, providing both rural and urban populations with the credit they need to finance purchases of working capital, agricultural inputs, and other …

Registration Law imposes criminal penalties, including imprisonment, on NGOs that fail to comply with its registration


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