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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF FAIR TRIAL

By Dr. Surepalli Prashanth


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Abstract
“Lex uno ore omnes alloquitur” which means that everyone is equal before the eyes of the law is an important principle which forms the basis of judicial proceedings across the world. The law treats everyone equally and this principle is enshrined in various provisions of the Indian Constitution. Article 14 of the Indian Constitution exclusively deals with the Right to Equality. Trials are an indispensable part of any proceeding. Conducting fair trials is an important aspect of the law which ensures equality. Article 14 of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) guarantees the right to a fair trial and Article 16 provides a right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) guarantees the right to a fair trial. The provisions related to a fair trial in the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is more exhaustive and detailed than the provisions in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This paper elucidates in detail the general principles of fair trial.
Keywords
Fair Trial, Right to Equality, Natural Justice, Speedy trial.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 90-98
ISSN 2582-5216
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