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When someone’s right to a fair trial are breached, there can be devastating consequences for them and their family. Our case studies show the human impact of decisions that lead to people being held in pre-trial detention, coerced into accepting a plea bargain or extradited to another country. Many of these people are also victims of the discrimination and bias that in entrenched in criminal legal systems.

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Arrested abroad - Stefan's story

In summer 2021, Stefan* and his partner went on holiday to Italy. It was particularly exciting because this was their first trip away since the pandemic began. However, on their first morning, they came down to breakfast to find police officers waiting for them.

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