Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section H. Assistance of an interpreter
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
Within 48 hours of the arrest or, if the person is already deprived of his or her liberty, of properly resolving the previous matter, the Supreme Court of Justice, with the notification of the Prosecutor, carries out a hearing in which:
B) It nominates an interpreter if the detainee cannot express him- or herself in the Spanish language.
In 2003, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Uruguay stated that “article 74 of the Children and Adolescents Code establishes a range of guarantees of due process such as: … the right to free assistance of an interpreter if the defendant does not speak the official language sufficiently well”.