Armstrong v United Kingdom (App. No. 65282/09)

Human Rights – Right to fair trial. The applicant complained that the presence of retired and serving police officers on the jury, which had convicted him of murder, violated his right to a fair trial, as provided in art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in dismissing the application, held that there was no evidence of actual partiality on the part of either the retired or the serving officer during the trial. Having regard to all the considerations, the safeguards present at the applicant's trial had been sufficient to ensure the impartiality of the jury which had tried the applicant's case.

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