Related Rule
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. 
Croatia, Second periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, 2 December 2008, UN Doc. CCPR/C/HRV/2, submitted 28 November 2007, § 206.