Article 14 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Article 14 reaffirms the liberty and security of a person

1. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities, on an equal basis with              others:

a) Enjoy the right to liberty and security of person;

b) Are not deprived of their liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily, and that any deprivation      of liberty is in conformity with the law, and that the existence of a disability shall in          no case justify a deprivation of liberty.

2. States Parties shall ensure that if persons with disabilities are deprived of their                liberty through any process, they are, on an equal basis with others, entitled to                    guarantees in accordance with international human rights law and shall be treated in      compliance with the objectives and principles of the present Convention, including by      provision of reasonable accommodation.