Film Synopsis: For 20 years Jim Swire has been trying to find out the truth about who was responsible for the death of his daughter on Pan Am flight 103. Whilst the high profile Lockerbie trial led to the conviction of Mohamed Al Megrahi in 2001, Jim, like many others, is convinced that the trial was unfair and continues his struggle to uncover the truth.




Workshop Objectives:

To introduce participants to the Right to a Fair Trial under Article 6 of the ECHR and Article 10 of the UDHR.

To introduce participants to the importance of upholding the Human Right to a Fair Trial in a democracy.

To encourage open and reflective small group discussion on the wider consequences of an unfair trial.

To introduce participants to the main components of the UK court trial, and encourage them to consider what constitutes a fair trial in the UK.

To introduce the role of the Courts of Appeal and international courts to participants.


The Right to a Fair Trial

Directed by Sana Bilgrami

Article 10 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an

independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights

and obligations and of any criminal charge against him


Article 6 of The European Convention on Human Rights

In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal

charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing

within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal

established by law...

Learning Through Film:

Human Rights in Scotland

Film Menu:
The Right to Life 
The Right to Freedom of Assembly 
The Right to Asylum 
The Right to Freedom of Expression 
The Right to a Fair Trial 
The Right Not to be Tortured 
The Right to Liberty 
The Right to Privacy 
The Right Not to be Enslaved 
The Right to Freedom of Thought



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