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Trial by the Media: A violation of the presumption of innocence?

Posted on 07-05-21
Written By: Tonio Borg

In this article, Dr Tonio Borg discusses Maltese and European Court of Human Rights case-law on pre-trial publicity, and when this can threaten the eventual accused’s presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings. It is a transcript of the author’s keynote speech in the annual Policy Conference organised by GħSL on Friday 16 April 2021, reproduced here with his kind permission.