Strengthening international humanitarian law protecting persons deprived of their liberty

Name: Ms. Ana Pereira
Position: Legal counsellor at the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
Email: ana.costapereira@mne.pt


Portugal has attended relevant meetings on the subject of protection of people deprived of their liberty. Portugal supports the drafting of an international binding instrument to enhance the legal protection of detained persons in Non-international Armed Conflict that would adequately ensure safe and dignified conditions of detention, protection for especially vulnerable groups of detainees and procedures for internment and transfers of detainees from one authority to another.