Difference between revisions of "Right to a Fair Trial"

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Although criminal justice systems vary greatly around the globe, there are common features of every fair justice system.
 
Although criminal justice systems vary greatly around the globe, there are common features of every fair justice system.
  
The presumption of innocence is the cornerstone of any fair criminal justice system. This right gaurantees that the defendant is considered innocent during the entire period of suspicion, investigation. This period lasts until the defendant is either convicted or aquitted. This right may be violated by adverse public comments by a judge in charge of the trial, the use of anonymous judges and the refusal to consider a change of venue.  
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The [[Presumption of Innocence | presumption of innocence]] is the cornerstone of any fair criminal justice system. This right gaurantees that the defendant is considered innocent during the entire period of suspicion, investigation. This period lasts until the defendant is either convicted or aquitted. This right may be violated by adverse public comments by a judge in charge of the trial, the use of anonymous judges and the refusal to consider a change of venue.  
  
 
The right to be treated with humanity and the right to freedom from torture is also crucial for the fair administration of justice.
 
The right to be treated with humanity and the right to freedom from torture is also crucial for the fair administration of justice.

Revision as of 16:58, 17 July 2010