defending rights and civil liberties

The rule of law must ensure effective judicial protection, including the right to an unhindered access to justice. The judiciary must, equally, be impartial and independent of the other branches of government, thereby ensuring that legality is observed.

Everybody has the right to have their case heard by a professional and independent tribunal as part of the right to a fair trial. Citizens have the right to professional and independent judges who control the legality of actions and decisions taken by public authorities.