Around the world, the space for dissent is rapidly shrinking. Courts, in particular, are being used as tools of oppression. By providing a neutral report of what happens in court, trial monitors can help ensure that rights are respected and abuses exposed.
This training program teaches the basics of how to be a trial monitor. It gathers all of the relevant international standards on what constitutes a fair trial.
You’ll learn, for instance, how to behave in court when monitoring a trial. You’ll also learn about when a defendant has the right to a lawyer, what the defendant has to be told about the charges against them, and how quickly they are supposed to be tried.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch program.
If you’re interested in the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s Trial Monitor Network, you can learn more here.