The right to be heard by a competent, independent, and impartial tribunal forms part of the right to a fair trial. As the treaty provisions relating to fair trial are extensive and detailed, only those parts relevant to this chapter will be considered here, the others being addressed in chapter 13 below. Article 14, paragraph 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) provides as follows: In the determination of any criminal charge against him, or of his rights and obligations in a suit of law, everyone shall be entitled to a...
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