On 11th December 2013, Fair Trials will participate in a discussion in the UK Parliament on INTERPOL and the abuse of its systems
Welcome to Fair Trials International – Defending the Human Right to a Fair Trial
The right to a fair trial is one of the cornerstones of a just society. Without fair trials, innocent people are convicted and the rule of law and public faith in the justice system collapse. Fair Trials International is a unique human rights charity that helps people facing criminal charges all over the world to protect this basic right. We campaign against human rights abuses in the criminal justice context and advocate for better respect for fair trial rights.
The barriers to obtaining a fair trial can seem enormous if you have been arrested abroad, where you don't speak the local language, have no idea of your rights and are far from home. Fair Trials International can help you identify local lawyers, offer practical guidance, and advise you and your local lawyer about your fair trial rights under international law.
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Our current campaigns
Fair Trials International campaigns to tackle the underlying causes of injustice in criminal cases and advocates for the better protection of fair trial rights.
Europe must cooperate to fight serious crime but this must not be at the expense of our basic rights and freedoms. We believe that Europe should work together to improve basic fair trial rights – not undermine them.
Fair Trials International is campaigning for Justice in Europe, including:
Interpol is the world’s largest international policing organization and, each year, issues thousands of ‘red notices’. These international “wanted” alerts can have a devastating human impact.
Even though some of Interpol’s 190 member countries are known human rights abusers and notoriously corrupt, there are no effective mechanisms to prevent these countries abusing the red notice system. Red notices have been used to pursue political opponents, journalists and human rights defenders.
Fair Trials International is campaigning for improvements to prevent these abuses of Interpol. We also believe that people subject to red notices should be given a reasonable chance to challenge them through a fair and transparent process.
On 27 November 2013, the European Commission published a package of five new measures to establish minimum fair trial standards
Fair Trials International has today published a major report showing how countries including Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Belarus,
Almost two years ago, Fair Trials International made its first public call for reform of INTERPOL, the world’s largest policing
Over 120 leading criminal justice and human rights experts representing all 28 EU Member States have called on the EU to continue
Fair Trials International has published a unique new resource to help people who believe they are the subject of an unjust
Following our meeting with INTERPOL in September, Fair Trials has written directly to INTERPOL's Secretary General Ronald K.
On 28 October, the Russian state news agency reported that a Moscow district court had issued an ‘international arrest
In July, the UK Government proudly announced crucial reforms to the European Arrest Warrant ("EAW") procedure to deal with a
On 5th November 2013, Fair Trials will take part in a panel discussion to mark the launch of a book which discusses the need for
Fair Trials’ interactive map shows the varying standards of defence rights across Europe. Teodora Godinca-Herlea, a
25th October 2013
In a one page letter, INTERPOL has rejected a challenge to Russia’s use of an international
Lawyers and NGOs from 5 more EU Member States have highlighted concerns about the protection of basic defence rights. They have
A new video shows the devastating impact of unjust extradition and the urgent need to reform the European Arrest Warrant.
Following the publication of its report on Pre-Trial Detention in Hungary (following a meeting coordinated with the Hungarian
The European Union has adopted a proposal, guaranteeing people facing criminal proceedings the right to be advised by a lawyer -
On Friday 4th October, Fair Trials International hosts the annual meeting of its Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP). The meeting
Fair Trials International has, this week, met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and other INTERPOL officials to
Each week, Fair Trials is contacted by people of many different nationalities, all of whom are facing charges in a country other