Defending the
Human Right
to a
Fair Trial

Pre-trial Detention

The excessive use of pre-trial detention is becoming a growing area of concern. Regional human rights standards set the parameters of when pre-trial detention is justified and recent legal changes have given practitioners a right to the information they need to challenge detention on remand.

This course will highlight the important role lawyers can play in the decision-making process on pre-trial detention. It will provide an overview of international standards and show how this can be used in practice in day-to-day cases.

You can register for access to this course here. Once registered you will be asked to log in, after which you will be automatically redirected to the training course.

The site will remember how far you got, provided you mark a section as completed, so you’ll be able to return to it.

This training was developed in conjunction with Fair Trials’ Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP) with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the European Commission.

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Aims and Objectives of Training
Unit 2 Key Concepts
Module 2 The Context
Unit 1 Pre-Trial Detention and the Right to a Fair Trial
Unit 2 Impact on Prison Conditions
Unit 3 Detention Conditions
Module 3 The Law
Unit 1 International and Regional Standards
Unit 2 ECtHR Case Law
Unit 3 Relevant EU Standards
Module 4 Specific Issues Arising in Practice
Unit 1 Access to the Case File
Unit 2 Non-National Defendants/European Supervision Order
Unit 3 Challenging Existence of Grounds
Unit 4 Lack of Detailed Review
Unit 5 Alternatives to Detention
Module 5 Summary
Unit 1 Summary
Module 6 Final Quiz!
Unit 1 Final Quiz
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