Right to a Fair Trial in Civil Law Cases
- Citizens' rights — Administrative law — Due process — Administrative procedures — Fair hearing and fair trial — Freedom from arbitrary detention
Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. A ‘fair’ trial at the national level is generally defined as a trial by an impartial and disinterested tribunal in accordance with regular procedures (Black’s Law Dictionary 717). It is also frequently referred to as due process (eg Constitution of the United States of America: 17 September 1787 (as Amended to 7 May 1992) Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment Section 1 (US); the Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil: 5 October 1988 (as Amended to 15 September 2015) Title II, Chapter 1, Art. 5 LIV (Braz); Constitution of the Italian Republic: 22...