Public Access and the Right to a Fair Trial in China

This article describes  the system through which the public is allowed access to trials in China, and the challenges which this poses to the transparency of the Chinese justice system. Link to Article

Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Fair Trial and Legal Assistance in Africa

This guide elaborates, in detail,  the principles and guidelines on the right to a fair trial and Legal Assistance in Africa within the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Link to Document

Can growing pressure make Lebanon’s army reform its military courts

This article analyzes the challenges which the Lebanese mulitary Court poses to the Lebanese justice system. Link to Article

Marshalling Justice in Lebanon: How Military Courts Violate the Conditions of a Fair Trial

This article explains the structure and functionality of the Lebanese Military Court, and how it violates the most basic principles of the fair administration of justice. Link to Article

EU charter of fundamental rights

This text explains in detail Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: the right to an effective remedy and to a fair tria. It also presents relevant case law and related publications by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Link to Document

Should national security ever trump the right to a fair trial?

This article debates the need to balance the right to a fair trial against the need to protect national security in light of whether ‘secret’ evidence from convicted murderer Wang Yam can be heard at the European court of human rights. Link to Article

Fair Trial

This article presents a legal explanation to the right to a fair trial as reflected in the United States laws and constitution. Link to Article

Droits de l’accusé dans un procès criminel

This article broadly explains the rights of the accused in Québec from the right to be states retained charges to the right to counsel. Link to Article

Realizing Justice: The Development of Fair Trial Rights in China

This article discusses China’s ongoing efforts to guarantee that basic fair trial rights of the accused are fully respected, while taking into account the practical constraints that limit China’s ability to implement human rights standards. Link to Article

Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

This article presents the basic principles of the independence of the judiciary which have been formulated to assist Member States in their task of securing and promoting the independence of the judiciary. Link to article