Helsinki (2008) (excerpts)

Helsinki 2008 (Decisions: Decision No. 7/08 on Further Strengthening the Rule of Law in the OSCE Area) (excerpts)

The Ministerial Council,
4. Encourages participating States, with the assistance, where appropriate, of relevant OSCE
executive structures in accordance with their mandates and within existing resources, to continue
and to enhance their efforts to share information and best practices and to strengthen
the rule of law, inter alia in the following areas:
• Independence of the judiciary, effective administration of justice, right to a fair trial, access
to court, accountability of state institutions and officials, respect for the rule of law in public
administration, the right to legal assistance and respect for the human rights of persons
in detention;