Views: Communication No. 1128/2002 (CCPR/C/83/D/1128/2002). State party: Angola

A selection of key paragraph(s) can be found below the document.

Paragraph 6.1: “(…) In accordance with the Committee’s constant jurisprudence, the notion of “arbitrariness” is not to be equated with “against the law”, but must be interpreted more broadly to include elements of inappropriateness, injustice, lack of predictability and due process of law. This means that remand in custody must not only be lawful but reasonable and necessary in all the circumstances, for example to prevent flight, interference with evidence or the recurrence of crime. (…)”