New Factsheet on ECtHR Case Law on Independence of Justice
On 28 July 2021, the ECtHR published a new factsheet on the independence of justice systems (available in English and French). The cases are broken down as follows:
- Key aspects of independence and the right to a fair trial;
- Independence criteria for a “tribunal established by law” and stable legislation;
- Statutory independence, including freedom from external influence and objective guarantees for the professional careers of judges.
In addition, the factsheet juxtaposes the independence of justice with other Convention rights, including the principle of impartiality, the right to respect for private life, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and permissible restrictions on freedom of assembly and association.