Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
48.3. 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:
A) It notifies the detainee of the designation of the counsel of his or her own choosing subject to the warning that he or she would otherwise have legal assistance assigned to him or her.
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 a defence”.