- Right to a fair trial
The right to fair trial is an essential right in all countries respecting the
rule of law. It is explicitly proclaimed in Article Ten of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Article Six of the European Convention of Human Rights, as well as numerous other constitutions and declarations throughout the world.
The essential ingredients for a fair and just civil trial must include a competent, neutral and detached
judge(an independent judge); the absence of any intimidation of witnesses and ideally, an equal weight of arms, i.e. a level playing fieldin terms of legal representation, such as a right to counselfor criminal defendants.
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