Fair Trials International has today published a major report which sets out priorities for the future of EU criminal justice
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.
The European Parliament has voted to adopt a report calling for reform of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), answering persistent
Since October 2013, EU countries have been legally obliged to ensure that anyone arrested or facing criminal charges receives
In this guest post Doris Alina Serban, a Romanian defence lawyer, questions whether Romania places undue trust in other
On 4 March 2014, Fair Trials and the Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP) will be hosting an event at the European Parliament in
On 31 January, at its first session of 2014, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a report on the
Last week we published our recommendations for the help and advice that the UK government offer to British citizens arrested
The latest chapter in the now six year-long saga of Italy’s prosecution of Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito for the murder
On 28 January, the Council of Europe and European Union celebrate International Data Protection Day. Amid the general,
Fair Trials International (with pro bono assistance from Matthew Ryder QC of Matrix) has submitted a third party intervention to