Treatment and detention regime of detainees suffering from tuberculosis

This paper provides some guidance regarding the detention regime and treatment of persons deprived of liberty and suffering from tuberculosis. It was prepared following a request for assistance by the Seimas Ombudsman (which is also the National Preventive Mechanism under the Option Protocol to the Convention against Torture) of Lithuania on this subject matter.

The paper briefly outlines the situation presented by the Seimas Ombudsman, listing the main issues at stake. It then provides basic information on tuberculosis (TB) to inform the subsequent analysis on existing rules, principles, recommendations and jurisprudence on the matter.