This report aims to illustrate the effects of excessive and uncontrolled publicity of criminal cases on basic human rights, such as fair trial, the presumption of innocence, and the right to private life, and to explore ways in which the latter could be balanced against the freedom of speech and the right to information.
ARISA's goal is to contribute to the enhancement of the presumption of innocence in relation to the media exposure of suspects and accused.
The project is implemented by an international team of organisations in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Spain.
• Standard 1: Balance the right to a fair trial with the public’s right to know
• Standard 2: Defamation and unfounded accusations shall be regarded as serious professional misconduct
• Standard 3: Provision of information on criminal cases should not contribute to hatredor prejudice in society
• Standard 4: Report information in a non-discriminatory manner
• Standard 5: Rectification of errors or published information found to be inaccurate
• Standard 1: Information of the public via media
• Standard 2: Presumption of innocence and public reference to guilt
• Standard 3: Respecting the privacy of the accused person
• Standard 4: Accuracy of information and right of correction or reply
• Standard 5: Provision of information on a non-discriminatory basis
Assessing the Risk of Isolation of Suspects and Accused (ARISA) is a project to investigate the consequences to people’s personal lives when accused in committing a crime.
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