Physical and mental health of detainees

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Decision on Psychological Examination - 06.12.2005 NAHIMANA et al. (Media case)
(ICTR-99-52-A)

P. 3: CONSIDERING that, pursuant to Rules 28 and 31 of the Detention Rules, the medical officer is responsible for the physical and mental health of the detainees and the administration of any treatment or medication to them;

NOTING that Rule 32 of the Detention Rules provides for the procedure to be followed in cases where the medical officer “considers that the physical or mental health of a detainee has been or will be adversely affected by any condition of his detention”;

[1] Adopted on 5 June 1998.

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Other instruments Rules Covering the Detention of Persons Awaiting Trial or Appeal Before the Tribunal or otherwise detained on the Authority of the Tribunal (ICTR): Rules 28; 31-32.