International Standards for Ensuring the Right to Liberty and Personal Security in Criminal Proceedings of Ukraine

Keywords: right to liberty and personal security, detention, arrest, custody.

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyze international legal standards that guarantee the right to liberty and personal security in criminal proceedings. The subject of the study was the requirements of international acts, the decision of the European Court of Human Rights and the provisions of the current criminal procedural legislation of Ukraine on the issues of guaranteeing and securing of that right. The authors of the article used the following methods: dialectics, comparative legal, system analysis, formal logic.

The relevance of the topic of this article depends on the fact that the current direction of the reform of the criminal procedural legislation is aimed at strengthening the legal guarantees for the protection of a person, protection of his rights, freedoms and legitimate interests in criminal proceedings. Such a fundamental right of every human being as the right to liberty and personal security is no exception to this. In this context, the legal mechanisms for the application of coercive measures need to be reviewed, re-evaluated and adjusted. This, of course, reflects the approximation of national law to international legal standards, European values, the establishment of the rule of law, and so on.

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Author Biographies

Valeriy Dmytrovych Pcholkin, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Professor, Professor of Criminal Procedure, Criminalistics and Expertology Department, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.

Olena Valeriivna Fedosova, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.

Candidate of Jurisprudence, senior scientist researcher, Principal researcher of the Research Laboratory on Combating Crime Problems, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs.

Liubov Vyacheslavna Kotova, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University.

PhD in Law, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Law Science, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University.

Valentina Alexandrovna Merkulova, Odessa State University of Internal Affairs.

Doctor of Law, Professor, Professor of Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Odessa State University of Internal Affairs.

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Published
2020-05-18
How to Cite
Pcholkin, V., Fedosova, O., Kotova, L., & Merkulova, V. (2020). International Standards for Ensuring the Right to Liberty and Personal Security in Criminal Proceedings of Ukraine. Amazonia Investiga, 9(29), 250-257. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.29.05.28
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