307. The right to a fair hearing under the European Convention on Human Rights.

The European Convention on Human Rights provides that everyone, in the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him1, is entitled to a fair and public hearing2 within a reasonable time3 by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law4. The Convention also requires that everyone charged with a criminal offence be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law5 and have the right:


    (1)     to be informed promptly, in a language which he understands and in detail, of the nature and cause of the accusation against him6;


    (2)     to have adequate time