COlaHR
 
     
 

Right to personal liberty: guarantees that one can only be imprisoned if there is a good reason provided in law.

The right to personal liberty of people younger than 18 years may be limited if it is reasonably necessary for their education or welfare. Similarly, the right to personal liberty of people suffering from infectious or contagious disease; people addicted to drugs or alcohol and vagrants may be limited for the purpose of their care and treatment or the protection of the community.

Any person who is arrested or detained has the right to remain silent or avoid answering any question, until after consultation with a lawyer or any other person of his or her choice. In addition, a person who is arrested or detained by any law enforcement agent must be given the reasons for the arrest or detention in writing, within twenty-four hours and in a language that he or she understands. A person who is arrested or detained must be brought before a court of law within a period of two months if the person is in custody, or three months if he or she is on bail, or else be released. If the period of detention accepted by law has lapsed, such a person must be released even if he or she must appear for trial at a later date.