Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section G. Examination of witnesses
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), on the obligations of the occupying power under the 1949 Geneva Convention IV, states: “The rights of defence are recognized and guaranteed in that the accused has the right to question witnesses or have them questioned, to be defended by a qualified attorney of his own choice”.
In 2006, during the consideration of the third periodic report of Mexico by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a representative of Mexico stated: “The rights to a defence and a fair hearing and all rights related to due process … [are] respected. The minor … [has] the right … to come face-to-face with … witnesses.”