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Jacobs, White, and Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights

Jacobs, White, and Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights (7th edn)

Bernadette Rainey, Elizabeth Wicks, and Clare Ovey
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date: 30 September 2022

p. 27412. The Right to a Fair Trial in Civil and Criminal Caseslocked

p. 27412. The Right to a Fair Trial in Civil and Criminal Caseslocked

  • Bernadette Rainey, Bernadette RaineySenior Lecturer in Law, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University
  • Elizabeth WicksElizabeth WicksProfessor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, University of Leicester
  •  and Andclare OveyAndclare OveyHead of Division at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Abstract

This chapter examines the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) on the right to a fair trial in criminal and civil cases, explaining that Article 6 of ECHR holds that the Strasbourg Court has no jurisdiction to reopen national legal proceedings or to substitute its own findings of fact for the conclusions of national courts. It discusses issues concerning the overall requirements of a fair hearing, right of access to court, and the extraterritorial effect of Article 6.

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