European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights 1953 Article 6 – Right to a fair trial
|1. In the
determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge
against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a
reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.
Judgment shall be pronounced publicly but the press and public may be
excluded from all or part of the trial in the interests of morals, public
order or national security in a democratic society, where the interests of
juveniles or the protection of the private life of the parties so require,
or to the extent strictly necessary in the opinion of the court in special
circumstances where publicity would prejudice the interests of justice.
2. Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.