European Court of Human Rights - case of Krčmář and Others v. the Czech Republic  (2000) (excerpts)

European Court of Human Rights - case of Krčmář and Others v. the Czech Republic  (2000) (excerpts)

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40.  However, the concept of a fair hearing also implies the right to adversarial proceedings, according to which the parties must have the opportunity not only to make known any evidence needed for their claims to succeed, but also to have knowledge of, and comment on, all evidence adduced or observations filed, with a view to influencing the court’s decision (see the Nideröst-Huber v. Switzerland judgment of 18 February 1997, Reports 1997-I, p. 108, § 24, and the Mantovanelli v. France judgment of 18 March 1997, Reports 1997-II, p. 436, § 33).