The law of detention across countries

This platform is intended for anyone looking for information on the current system of detention in different countries, the conditions of detention and the rights of detainees.

This tool allows the comparison of different systems of detention and highlights the points of difference or convergence between different countries’ legislations.

This information is available in the table below by selecting a subject and a country.

The language of the platform is either in English or in French.



Select one topic


Select one or more countries

Comparative table