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Resource pack: Right To A Fair Trial

Download this powerful resource focusing on the right to a fair trial in the topical context of Guantánamo Bay.

  • Film: Justice For Dad (2007): A film following two families whose loved ones are being held without charge in Guantánamo and denied their human right to a fair trial. Months after the film was made British residents Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes were released without charge and returned home to the UK. Download or view the film at
  • Lesson plan and worksheets: Introduce the right to a fair trial, then encourage students to consider the case for and against Guantánamo and form their own opinion.
  • 'What is a fair trial?' lesson: Investigate the characteristics of a fair trial as outlined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and can also be used as a standalone lesson.
  • Before planning this lesson: Please read Jan 2010 updates (pdf) and Amnesty's latest updates on the Guantanamo campaign.
  • The Guantanamo activity will run until December 2013. Please post to Education Team, Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA


Jan 2010 update
Lesson: Justice For Dad
Worksheet: Justice For Dad
Lesson: What is a fair trial
Teachers notes: Teaching controversial issues
Teachers notes: What is a fair trial
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Guantanamo jumpsuit