Problem

Injustice of trials in absentia

Nature:
There can be no doubt that rules permitting trial in absentia have at times operated to the disadvantage of persons accused of political offences, or of persons regarded as politically undesirable by the regimes of their countries, who may be tried in their absence for an offence without the proper observance of guarantees for their defence.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Tribunals, courts
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET