Article 5: Right to liberty and security
Articles of Human Rights
Article 5 protects your right to liberty and security
It focuses on protecting individuals’ freedom from unreasonable detention, as opposed to protecting personal safety.
You have a right to your personal freedom. This means you must not be imprisoned or detained without good reason.
If you are arrested, the Human Rights Act provides that you have the right to:
Are there any restrictions to this right?There are certain circumstances in which public authorities can detain you as long as they act within the law. This applies, for example, if: