Part III Civil and Political Rights, 14 Right to a Fair Trial—Article 14
From: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (3rd Edition)
Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan
- Equality before the law — Right to fair trial — Right to a public hearing — Access to justice — Right to language — Presumption of innocence — Right to a trial within a reasonable time — Ordre public — Choice of counsel — Witnesses — Compensation
1. All persons shall be equal before the courts and tribunals. In the determination of any criminal charge against him, or of his rights and obligations in a suit at law, everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law. The press and the public may be excluded from all or part of a trial for reasons of morals, public order (ordre public) or national security in a democratic society, or when the interest of the private lives of the parties so requires, or to the extent strictly necessary...