Human rights (European court of human rights)
- the right to be tried without reasonable delay
- the right to a fair trial by an impartial court
- the right to timely access to case documents
- the right to examine witnesses
- the right to protection of privacy
In order to bring your case before the ECHR, it must meet two conditions:
- Firstly: the alleged violation of your human rights allegation must have been part of your defence in the Dutch criminal case. Your first complaint about a violation cannot be before the ECHR.
- Secondly: the human rights defence must have been argued before and rejected by even the highest court (that is, the Supreme Court) in the Netherlands. The exception to this rule is a situation in which, given established national case-law, the defence stands no chance on appeal. Our lawyers can advise you further.