Injustice of trials in absentia

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
Law Tribunals, courts
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET