Treatment of prisoners - international treaty standards

Argentina

Argentina - Constitution (EN) 1994


FIRST PART

CHAPTER I- DECLARATIONS, RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES

Section 18 - The prisons of the Nation shall be healthy and clean, for the security and not for the punishment of the prisoners confined therein; and any measure taken with the pretext of precaution which may lead to mortify them beyond the demands of security, shall render liable the judge who authorizes it.

Rome Statute

Article 103 Role of States in enforcement of sentences of imprisonment

3. In exercising its discretion to make a designation under paragraph 1, the Court shall take into account the following:

(b) The application of widely accepted international treaty standards governing the treatment of prisoners;