Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Section E. Decision on the lawfulness of deprivation of liberty
In 2012, Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs issued a press release entitled “Switzerland is concerned about the situation of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike”, which stated:
Switzerland takes this opportunity to recall the obligations o[f] States to respect international humanitarian law and human rights, in particular with regard to conditions of detention. According to international law, administrative detention can only be applied as an exceptional measure and must be subject to periodic revision and an appeal procedure.