Comparative Study- Innocent until proven guilty: the use of restraints and its impact on the presumption of innocence

This Comparative Study has been developed in the context of the project titled “Suspects in Restraints: the importance of appearances: how suspects and accused persons are presented in the courtroom, in public and in the media — SIR”. The SIR project is a European research project carried out in five Member States of the European Union (Croatia, France, Hungary Malta and Spain), under the coordination of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee based in Hungary, in partnership with Aditus, Fair Trials Europe, Human Rights House Zagreb and Rights International Spain. This report addresses exclusively the presentation in court (legal research) and has been developed using a common research methodology used by all partner organisations.

This Comparative Study is available here.