Fundamental rights are constitutionally enshrined and are respected. The judiciary is independent and judicial actors carry out their duties in an ethical manner. No attacks on judicial actors have been reported.
There is a slight shortage of judicial personnel, and a lack of continuous training of judges, lawyers and prosecutors. Gibraltar has as yet no Judicial Council. Although individuals enjoy the right to a fair trial before a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law, and in accordance with the principle of equality before the law and the presumption of innocence, there is room for improvement in the provision of legal aid and of pro bono work.
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