Fair Hearing: Submission to UN Human Rights Committee on General Comment No 32 on the Right to a Fair Hearing

On 21 August 2007, the UN Human Rights Committee released General Comment No 32 on the right to equality before courts and tribunals and to a fair trial under art 14 of the ICCPR. General Comment No 32 will be an important source of guidance on the interpretation and application of s 24 of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, which enshrines the right to a fair hearing, and s 25, which guarantees various rights in criminal proceedings.

The Centre is pleased and proud that the General Comment incorporates a number of recommendations made in the Centre’s submission on the draft General Comment in January 2007.

Download the HRLC submission here.