fair trial

fair trial

a human right or constitutional right to a trial that provides certain practical protections for the citizen. Notable examples are under the US Constitution and the EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. Core concepts involve an impartial judge, effective (and sometimes free) legal representation, a lack of undue delay and freedom from self-incrimination.
References in classic literature ?
"Yes, my father can seldom be prevailed on to give the waters what I think a fair trial. He has been disappointed of some friends' arrival whom he expected to meet here, and as he is now pretty well, is in a hurry to get home."
"I myself will be the judge, and the kitten shall have a fair trial."
When a man was captured he was given fair trial and opportunity for defence.
If you'll come up one by one, unarmed, I'll engage to clap you all in irons and take you home to a fair trial in England.
"Anyone accused of crime is given a fair trial by our Ruler and has every chance to prove his innocence.
I have given life here a fair trial, and found it a failure.
Only what one has always felt about the masters is, that it's a fair trial of skill and last between us and them--like a match at football or a battle.
Tom renewed the discussion after second lesson, and succeeded so far as to get East to promise to give the new plan a fair trial.
After making all the inquiries that occurred to her at the time, and after determining to give the maid a fair trial, Magdalen rose to leave the room.
Know, then, O-Tar, that you must free A-Kor, the dwar, forthwith or bring him to fair trial before the assembled jeds of Manator.
In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat Forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that Kashmiri prisoners are deliberately denied a fair trial to prolong their illegal detention.
Summary: President Michel Aoun Friday called for a fair trial to deal with the recent Aley clashes that have heightened inter-Druze tensions.