In July, Fair Trials submitted independent observations in a case before the Belgian Court of Cassation concerning the execution
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, by ensuring that the EU:
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.
Update: Human Rights lawyer and the head of the Legal Education Society Intigam Aliyev has now also been arrested on the same
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a new report which considers the use of pre-trial detention in the
Fair Trials International has today written to INTERPOL, calling on the organisation to remove its global "wanted person"
24 July 2014
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Fair Trials has today called on INTERPOL to remove its global “wanted person”
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“The EU directives on fair trial rights in criminal proceedings”
Spanish Ministry of Justice must speed up implementation of EU Directives on Translation and Information
Fair Trials International, alongside Rights International Spain, has written to the Spanish Ministry of Justice in response
In the third in our series on the Netherlands, Jozef Rammelt, LEAP member, senior partner at Keizer Advocaten and criminal
This is a guest post written by Alban Muriqi, Project Manager and Lawyer at the Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture
Until Fair Trials highlighted the cases of Benny Wenda (the West Papuan independence campaigner) and Petr Silaev (the Russian
The world’s press (at least in parts of the world where the press is free to speak) has reacted with outrage to the harsh
Fair Trials International is delighted to announce the launch of its new pre-trial detention project, 'The Practice of Pre-Trial
Last month Fair Trials International's Chief Executive Jago Russell took part in the Victim Support Europe Annual
A new documentary highlights problems with the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). 'Fast-Track Injustice: the Case of Óscar
Dr. Edlira Papavangjeli, Program Manager at the Albanian Helsinki Committee, examines the state of criminal procedural justice
Fair Trials International has written to Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, to ask that priorities identified
The recent extradition of a couple from Northamptonshire to the US has proved controversial to many. Sian Priory, a volunteer
Thomas P. Sullivan, a partner in of Jenner & Block's Chicago office, examines US Attorney General Eric Holder's new
Fair Trials International has this month written to Ronald K Noble, the Secretary General of INTERPOL, to highlight the misuse of
Dara Robinson, a criminal defence specialist from Sheehan and Partners, examines improved access to a lawyer in Ireland. Read
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On May 22nd, millions of citizens
Eszter Kirs of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee highlights the case of a Hungarian man who has been kept in pre-trial detention
For the second in our spotlights on fair trial rights in Macedonia (after Aleksandra Deanoska and Andrej Bozhinovski's
Piseth Duch from the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights reports on an innovative trial monitoring project has highlighted major
Earlier this year, Rebecca Meads of Peters & Peters successfully had an INTERPOL Red Notice removed on behalf of a Jordanian
Continuing our series of guest posts on pre-trial detention, Charlotte Mackenzie from the Malawi Bail Project takes a look at
The news that a 9 month baby was charged with attempted murder in Pakistan has rightly raised eyebrows across the world.
Join us for an exciting discussion on the persecution of human rights defenders in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and other FSU
The re-emergence of a longstanding death penalty case shows why Japan needs to change its ways, says Jago Russell.
The New York
A report from Lithuania shows why thousands of suspects face unnecessary and unlawful detention.
A Lithuanian NGO and member of
Belarusian regime must abandon political prosecutions and deliver open justice, says Fair Trials' Chief Executive Jago Russell.
This week the UK saw a debate between the leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg and the leader of the UK Independence