Each State has a prime responsibility and duty to protect, promote and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms...
The State shall conduct a prompt and impartial investigation or ensure that an inquiry takes place whenever there is reasonable ground to believe that a violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms has occurred in any territory under its jurisdiction.
The UN Committee Against Torture recognises the harmful physical and mental effects of prolonged solitary confinement and has expressed concern about its use, including as a preventive measure during pre-trial detention. The effects of solitary confinement on pre-trial detainees may be worse than for other detainees in isolation.
"Recognizing the urgent need for the universal application to women of the rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty,integrity and dignity of all human beings.."