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We’ve heard reports of someone claiming to work for Fair Trials seeking to provide assistance on cases in return for money. Fair Trials does not, and never will seek payment for any assistance  or information we provide. For more information on the work that we do, see below.

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Fair Trials has produced information to help people accused of crimes to understand and exercise their fair trial rights.

The guides we have produced can also act as a resource for lawyers, journalists and individuals looking for information on specific legal systems in relevant countries.

Please select from the following options below, based on the type of information you are looking for:

1. If you are looking for information about INTERPOL alerts (e.g. Red Notices or Diffusions), we have produced a guide to help you understand what these are, and what you can do if you want to challenge them.

Please click here if you want to find out more about INTERPOL Red Notices and Diffusions

2. If you are being accused of criminal offences in any of the countries below, we have a range of materials containing information about local legal systems, and useful sources of support in these countries.

Please click here if you have been accused in any of the countries below:

Argentina El Salvador (Espaňol) Mexico
Argentina (Espaňol) England and Wales Mexico (Espaňol)
Australia Estonia Netherlands
Austria Finland New Zealand
Belgium France Peru
Brazil Germany Peru (Espaňol)
Bulgaria Greece Poland
Canada Guatemala Portugal
Colombia Guatemala (Espaňol) Romania
Colombia (Espaňol) Hungary Scotland
Costa Rica Ireland Spain
Costa RIca (Espaňol) Italy Slovakia
Cyprus Latvia Sweden
Czech Republic Lithuania Uruguay
Denmark Luxembourg Uruguay (Espaňol)
El Salvador Malta USA

3. If you are being accused of criminal offences in another part of the world, we do not have this range of materials at present, but we may still be able to provide some information or referrals that might be useful to you.

To find out further information on another country, click here.