Right To A Fair Trial

Right To A Fair Trial

The right to fair trial is an essential right in all countries respecting the rule of law. A trial in these countries that is deemed unfair will typically be restarted, or its verdict voided.

Various rights associated with a fair trial are explicitly proclaimed in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights, as well as numerous other constitutions and declarations throughout the world. There is no binding international law that defines what is or is not a fair trial, for example the right to a jury trial and other important procedures vary from nation to nation.

Read more about Right To A Fair Trial:  Definition in International Human Rights Law, Definition in Regional Human Rights Law, Relationship With Other Rights, Fair Trial Rights, Impeding A Fair Trial

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