Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
Israel’s Order on Security Regulations (2009), which establishes a juvenile court in the West Bank for a period of one year, states:
a. Juvenile military court has the power to appoint a lawyer for the child if it finds that is in the child’s interest.
c. If there is not a lawyer for the child, the court must assist the child in cross-examination.
The Order defines a “child” as “anyone under 16 years, and a suspect or accused who has not attained 16 at the time of submitting the list of charges”.
Israel’s Order regarding Security Provisions (Judea and Samaria) (2009) states with regard to the appointment of a lawyer by a military court:
(a) If a person who is accused before a court panel of three, and has been indicted of an offense with a penalty of ten years or more, has not chosen an attorney, the court shall appoint him an attorney with his consent.
(b) The court may, for special reasons, at the request of the parties or at its own initiative – appoint a defense attorney for an accused person for whom there is no duty to appoint a defense attorney.