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The right to a fair trial

Commission on Human Rights decision 1995/110

At its 53rd meeting, on 3 March 1995, the Commission on Human Rights, noting resolution 1994/35 of 26 August 1994 of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, expressed its appreciation to the Special Rapporteurs, Mr. Stanislav Chernichenko and Mr. William Treat, for their work on the study entitled "The right to a fair trial: current recognition and measures necessary for its strengthening", and decided, without a vote, to endorse the proposal by the Subcommission that the full study be published in all the official languages of the United Nations, taking into account inter alia, the comments received from Governments and members of the Subcommission, as well as the most recent developments up to the date on which the report is ready for publication, and to give the study the widest possible distribution. The Commission also decided to consider, at its fifty-second session, the establishment of an open-ended working group to draft a third optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at guaranteeing under all circumstances the right to a fair trial and a remedy, and recommended the following draft decision to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:

[For the text, see chap. I, sect. B, draft decision 41, and chap. X.]

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