القاعدة ذات الصلة
Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
The Syrian Arab Republic’s Military Penal Code (1950) states: “Each defendant referred to military courts for a criminal offence shall have the right to be represented by a counsel.” 
Syrian Arab Republic, Military Penal Code, 1950, Article 70.
In 2004, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, the Syrian Arab Republic stated:
Observance by military courts of guarantees provided in the Covenant:
(b) The right to defence before military courts is established by the law. A defendant or an accused person before military justice enjoys the same rights and guarantees enjoyed by their civilian counterparts. A defendant or an accused person has the right to choose a lawyer to defend him before the military magistrate, the single-judge military court or other military courts, and if he does not choose a lawyer the president of the court shall appoint a lawyer. In all cases a defendant has the right not to answer questions by a military magistrate except in the presence of a lawyer (articles 70 and 72–75 of the Military Penal and Criminal Procedure Code. 
Syrian Arab Republic, Third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, 19 October 2004, UN Doc. CCPR/C/SYR/2004/3, submitted 5 July 2004, § 212(b).