Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
In 2007, in its second periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Croatia stated:
In the case of suspicion or accusation for a criminal offence, the suspected, accused or prosecuted person shall have the right:
- To have adequate time and opportunity to prepare his or her defence
- To a defence counsel and free communication with him or her, and to be informed of this right
- To defend himself or herself in person or with the assistance of a defence counsel of his or her own choice, and if he or she lacks resources to engage a counsel, to have a free counsel under the terms specified by law.