Section 22 is closely related to the following sections of the Charter:

  • Protection from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment (s. 10);
  • Right to liberty (s, 21);
  • Children in the criminal process (s. 23).

The following additional rights should be checked if your policy or legislation raises an issue under s. 22:

  • the right to life (s. 9);
  • the protection of families and children (s. 17).