The following constitute the human rights of those deprived of liberty

  • Dignified and respectful treatment, in accordance with their status as human beings.
  • Non-discrimination based on race, color, gender, language, religion, political opinion, nationality, or social or economic status.
  • Freedom of worship, as long as it does not violate prison regulations, at the appropriate times.
  • Participation in cultural and educational activities aimed at the full development of one’s personality.
  • Engaging in remunerated work activities that facilitate their integration into the country’s labor market, enabling them to contribute to their own economic support and that of their families.
  • Access to health services, education, and other public services available in the country without discrimination based on legal status.
  • Receiving assistance from the community and social institutions to facilitate their reintegration into society under the best possible conditions.

With the exception of limitations that are evidently necessary due to their incarceration, individuals deprived of liberty shall continue to enjoy the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its Optional Protocol, and other rights stipulated in international instruments approved by the Republic of Panama.

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