10. The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
The right to pass judgment has, in the course of human history, variously fallen to rich, the powerful, the elite and the royals. The writers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights held that the right to judgment should be reserved to a trail based on laws and standards. This right has moved quickly from being an aberration, to being a basic assumption. An open and fair trail is the cornerstone of the rule of law.