African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (2005) (excerpts)

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (2005)

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ARTICLE 7

    Every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard. This comprises:
        The right to an appeal to competent national organs against acts of violating his fundamental rights as recognized and guaranteed by conventions, laws, regulations and customs in force;
        The right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty by a competent court or tribunal;
        The right to defence, including the right to be defended by counsel of his choice;
        The right to be tried within a reasonable time by an impartial court or tribunal.