305. Requirement that detained person be tried within a reasonable time or released.

The right to trial within a reasonable time or release pending trial1 is concerned with the period pending eventual trial before a criminal court during which the suspect may be detained or released with or without conditions2, providing for a right to trial within a reasonable time or3 to release pending trial: at this stage the presumption is for release4, and continued detention is therefore justified only if there are specific indications of a genuine requirement of public interest which, notwithstanding the presumption of innocence, outweigh the rule of respect for individual liberty set out in Article 55. The