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4 Right to Prepare a Defence

From: The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law

Amal Clooney, Philippa Webb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 October 2021

Subject(s):
Right to fair trial — Derogations — Human rights remedies — Waiver — Remedies — Remedies and costs

This chapter assesses the right to prepare a defence, a necessary guarantee for fairness in any criminal trial. The right requires that a defendant be adequately informed of the charges against him and have adequate time and facilities to mount a defence to those charges. The right to prepare a defence is not absolute and can be limited in certain circumstances.

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