331. Constituent elements of the right to a fair hearing.

The right to a fair hearing1 contain three broad principles:

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    (1)     the right to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal2;

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    (2)     the right of every person charged with a criminal offence to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law3; and

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    (3)     the 'minimum rights' required to be afforded to all persons charged with a criminal offence4.

The first of these principles comprises the following elements:

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    (a)     the right to a public hearing5;

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    (b)     the right to a public pronouncement of a judgment6.

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    (c)     the right to a hearing within