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Golder v UK [1975, ECtHR]


  • A prisoner was denied a solicitor while imprisoned, so could not seek advice about his potential maltreatment
  • Upon being released, the prisoner claimed that his right to a fair trial (art. 6 ECHR) had been infringed


  • Had the right been infringed


  • Yes


  • Although not bound to do so, Parliament subsequently re-legislated to rectify the denial of solicitors to prisoners to comply with art. 6
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