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Are there countries where defendants are fully compensated for their time if they’re found not guilty?

To expand on the situation in Mainland china mentioned by another answer, the State Compensation Law provides, since 2010, that the State is liable Where a citizen is detained in violation of the ...
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Are there countries where the defendant has the right to be absent from their trial?

Klaus Barbie claimed that his extradition was technically illegal and asked to be excused from the trial and returned to his cell at Prison Saint-Paul. This was granted. He was brought back to court ...
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Are there countries where defendants are fully compensated for their time if they’re found not guilty?

Here is almost the reverse (wrongful conviction rather than acquittal): Wrongly convicted in Britain no longer forced to pay ‘saved living costs’ in prison One of Britain’s longest-serving victims of ...
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Are there countries where defendants are fully compensated for their time if they’re found not guilty?

In China, as I know, if a prisoner is acquitted and released, according to the "State Compensation Law of the People's Republic of China," they are entitled to apply for state compensation. ...
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Are there countries where defendants are fully compensated for their time if they’re found not guilty?

france As explained in another answer at this site to a related question, there is some provision for compensation in France. The answer said: "Losses suffered through pre-trial detention . . . ...
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Are there countries where defendants are fully compensated for their time if they’re found not guilty?

You can't prove a negative, but ... Article 14.6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) says: When a person has by a final decision been convicted of a criminal offence ...
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Are there countries where the defendant has the right to be absent from their trial?

In the U.S. the Supreme Court has ruled that the defendant must be present at the start of their criminal trial in order for it to be valid. Are there countries where the defendant has the right to ...
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Are there countries where the defendant has the right to be absent from their trial?

Fact check: A U.S. defendant can decline to attend their criminal trial with the permission of the judge, at least in New Hampshire. In February 2024, Defendant Adam Montgomery, on trial for the ...
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