Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11

December 10 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leading up to that day, we’ll post on this blog one of the thirty articles of the declaration.

Article 11

1. Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.

2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offense on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offense, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offense was committed.

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One Response to “Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11”

  1. Chris Says:

    Are there cases in Asia and the Middle East where Article 11 has been ignored?

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