This book examines the rights of accused persons in criminal proceedings. The case-law of the international bodies dealing with this issue is presented and critically examined by an author who has contributed to its creation for almost a quarter of a century. The law of the European Convention is emphasized because of its advanced procedures, and the quality and quantity of its case-law.
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About the Author
Stefan Trechsel is Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Zurich, and a former President of the European Commission of Human Rights.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
1. The Right to a Fair Trial
2. The Right to be Tried by an Independent and Impartial Tribunal Established by Law
3. The General Right to a Fair Trial
4. The Right to a Public Hearing
5. The Right to be Tried within Reasonable Time
6. The Right to be Presumed Innocent
7. Specific Elements of Fairness Set Out in Paragraph 3 of Article 6
8. The Elements of a Fair Trial Added by Protocol No 7
9. Article 5
10. Other Rights