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rights of the accused       29493510X

Scope note
A class of rights that apply to a person in the time period between when they are formally accused of a crime and when they are either convicted or acquitted, generally based on the maxim of 'innocent until proven guilty' and including the right to a fair trial, the right to counsel and the right to communicate.

Used for
defendants' rights
habeas corpus

Broader terms
civil and political rights

Related terms
legal procedure
offenders
presumption of innocence

Subject category
10.05 CRIMINAL LAW, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE



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