Fair Trials Manual – First edition

Index Number: POL 30/002/1998

This manual is a guide to the international and regional standards which protect the right to a fair trial. It is intended for the use of trial observers and others assessing the fairness of an individual case. It also assist in evaluating whether a country’s criminal justice system guarantees respect for international standards of fair trial. The manual covers pre-trials rights, rights at trial and during appeals, and special cases including death penalty trials, cases involving children, and fair trial rights during armed conflict. A second, fully updated and revised edition was published on 9 April 2014. Download the second edition HERE

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