Confrontation Rights Law and Legal Definition

The term Confrontation Right signifies the right guaranteed to an accused under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The accused has a fundamental right to confront the witnesses against him. The Fourteenth Amendment makes it mandatory for the states to ensure this right to the accused. The right of cross-examination is included in the right of an accused in a criminal case to confront the witnesses against him. To deprive an accused of the right to cross-examine the witnesses against him is a denial of the guarantee of due process of law provided by Fourteenth Amendment. [Pointer v. Texas, 380 U.S. 400 (U.S. 1965)]