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
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