The Fundamental Right to Fair Trials

Honestly, it’s almost impossible to underestimate the importance of the right to a fair trial. Today, countries are busy prepping to get ahead of others, but no country can achieve success without a fair judicial system. A fair judgment is the only way to prevent judicial injustice and is an integral part of a just society. Everyone accused of a crime should determine their guilt or innocence through fair and effective legal procedures. Besides, this is not only about protecting suspects and defendants but about making society safer and stronger. When we don’t have fair judicial systems, victims cannot believe that justice will be served, and without a fair trial, trust in government and the rule of law will indeed collapse.

This right to fair trials is not a new concept; the international communities are practicing this right as a fundamental human right. Nevertheless, this right has been abused on a global scale, causing severe human and social consequences. Also, Carmelo Pinnavaria writes in his book “At War for Justice,” The fight for justice is the fight against deception, lies, dishonesty, and corruption.

While the international community recognizes the importance of a fair trial, this fundamental human right is being abused daily in countries around the world. Today, we are striving hard to get rid of these abuses to realize our visualization of a world where everyone deserves a fair trial and is respected.

The scale and nature of this challenge are still in the infant stages. Also, the number of people directly affected by criminal injustice is increasing, and new crimes are being imprisoned every day. However, countries are quickly adopting punitive measures, often without a trial, and consider it a fair way of imposing punishments. But the reality is far different from their assumptions. The global “war on terror” and the political rhetoric about “re-establishing” the criminal justice system to make us safer are flawed and corrosive. Dictators and authoritarian regimes are looking for innovative approaches to using criminal justice as a means of oppression.

We need to identify separate ways to explicate what makes a fair judicial system. Today, we are striving hard to achieve ambitious global goals. We can’t achieve this goal overnights, and we cannot do it alone. We all should unite against this cause and fight for it if we want a fair judicial system. However, many countries have taken the first step towards achieving the vision of a world where everyone in the state has the right to fair judicial proceedings. In this first step, the laws protect people from legal injustice and establish an appropriate and effective criminal justice system that benefits everyone.

The right to fair trials is recognized internationally as a fundamental human right, which all countries should respect. However, different countries have devised different treatment methods. Still, no matter how particular legal systems operate, the fair principles are the core of all fair judicial systems, and they are all part of the right to a fair trial.

Author’s Bio:Carmelo (Carmen) Pinnavaria migrated to the United States at a young age and exercised his legal right as a naturalized citizen. The book “At War for Justice,” ISBN: 979-8-8690-2069-7, stresses how the past sufferings from global wars can affect future generations.