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Rule of Law and Fair Trial

 

I. NEED TO KNOW

 

 Powerpoint-Presentation (ppt-File, 170 KB)

 

II. GOOD TO KNOW

 

a. PPP on Rule of Law/Fair Trial and Human Security (ppt-File, 384KB)

 

b. Linklist on Rule of Law and Fair Trial (pdf-File, 43KB)

 

c. Documents

GENERAL COMMENT N 13 to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights regarding equality before the courts and the right to a fair and public hearing by an independent court established by law (Article 14) 

 

- WHAT IS A FAIR TRIAL? - Lawyers Committee for Human Rights - A Basic Guide to Legal Standards and Practice

 

III. SELECTED ACTIVITIES

 

ACTIVITY 1: To be heard or not to be heard (pdf-File, 58KB)

 

ACTIVITY 2: How can you defend those people? (pdf-File, 59KB)

 

ACTIVITY 3: GUANTANAMO BAY (pdf-File, 70KB)

 

IV. CHRONOLOGY

- GENEVA CONVENTION (III) RELATIVE TO THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR of 1949

 

- GENEVA CONVENTION (IV) RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN PERSONS IN TIME OF WAR of 1949

 

- ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL I TO THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS OF INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT of 1977

 

- ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL II TO THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS OF NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT of 1977

 

- PROTOCOL 6 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS CONCERNING THE ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY of 1983

 

- PROTOCOL 7 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS of 1984

 

- UN BASIC PRINCIPLES ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY of 1985

 

- UN STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE of 1985

 

- INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION TO PREVENT AND PUNISH TORTURE of 1985

 

- UN BASIC PRINCIPLES ON THE ROLE OF LAWYERS of 1990

 

- UN GUIDELINES ON THE ROLE OF PROSECUTORS of 1990

 

- PROTOCOL 11 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, RESTRUCTURING THE CONTROL MACHINERY ESTABLISHED THEREBY, of 1994

 

- DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND ORGANS OF SOCIETY TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS of 1998: DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

 

- PROTOCOL 13 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, CONCERNING THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, of 2002