The Right to Fair trial is the cornerstone of any democratic society and constitutes various other rights relating to the treatment of individuals within the Criminal Justice System. International law has delved greatly upon the need to ensure compliance with the right to a fair trial to enforce the Rule of Law and safeguard principles of natural justice and due process. The judiciary plays a significant role in the realization of this right as it requires judicial independence and decision-making free from any external influences.
However, the right to a fair trial is not a unidimensional right, due to which an understanding of its constituent rights is essential to realize the complete enforcement of this right. This Section aims to provide an explanation of the Right to Fair Trial and its constituent rights. Subsequently, this Section will outline the international standards for the protection of this right along with the safeguards as provided under the Constitution of Pakistan and the domestic legal framework.