RIGHT OF FAIR TRIAL TO ACCUSED: A STUDY OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURES
By Astha Goel
(Student, B.A. LL.B.(H), UPES, Dehradun)
“Lex uno ore omnes alloquitur” is a maxim that means everyone is equal before the eyes of the law and is also an important component of fair trial. It means proceedings before a court of law in a just and fair manner where a person’s guilt or innocence is established regarding a particular offence. Under the Indian laws the principle of fair trial is incorporated in the code of criminal procedure as well as Indian constitution. Besides this international provision like universal declaration of human rights, international covenant on civil and political rights, European convention on human rights and Canadian charter of rights and freedoms also enshrines provisions regarding fair trial. The main objective behind incorporating it in our law is to safeguard people from arbitrary, unlawful and unreasonable decisions of the court and ensure equality. This research paper contains a study about the principles of fair trial under the criminal procedural code.
Fair trial, Criminal Procedure Code, Rights of accused.
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