In modern societies, full criminal trials are avoided on many occasions. This book is concerned with mechanisms that either divert from or speed up the proceedings. Koen Vriend argues that the fair trial rights as established by the European Court of Human Rights under Article 6 ECHR provide a normative framework that does not only apply in a full criminal trial, but that it can also be used for diverted and shortened proceedings. He shows that the concept of fairness—as derived from ECtHR case law—is a fundamental principle that underlies all criminal law enforcement. It provides for the appropriate framework to assess whether diverted or shortened proceedings are fair and legitimate.
• Full Criminal Proceedings in Decline • Diversions, Shortcuts and the Concept of Fairness • Diversions and Shortcuts in Dutch Law of Criminal Procedure •...
• Full Criminal Proceedings in Decline • Diversions, Shortcuts and the Concept of Fairness • Diversions and Shortcuts in Dutch Law of Criminal Procedure • Diversions and Shortcuts in the Law of International Criminal Procedure • Avoiding a Full Criminal Trial: Evading Fairness? • Why Fairness Matters