The last decade has seen over 1,000 rulings against EU countries by the European Court of Human Rights for breaches of the right to a fair trial, including 19 rulings against the UK

The right to a fair trial is still being regularly litigated in the UK and across Europe 800 years after it was enshrined in Magna Carta, new research shows.

A study by Thomson Reuters found that, in the last decade, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has made 19 rulings against the UK and 1,237 rulings against all EU countries for breaches of the right to a fair trial.

The principles of the right to a fair trial and to 'no punishment without law' - core elements of Magna Carta - were incorporated into the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as articles 6 and 7 respectively, and, subsequently, the Human Rights Act.