Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Section D. Prompt appearance before a judge or judicial officer
In 2012, in its third periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Uruguay stated:
343. Custody and other measures are implemented in accordance with articles 5 and 11 of Act No. 18026 [2006 Law on Cooperation with the ICC, which includes the criminalization of war crimes]. Article 5 of the Act provides that, where there are reasonable grounds to believe that a person has committed a crime under the Act, and that person is present in the territory of Uruguay or in a place subject to its jurisdiction, the case shall be referred to the competent court, which shall, if the circumstances so warrant and duly informing the Public Prosecutor’s Office, remand the person in custody.
345. Within 24 hours of arrest, the court shall hear the person in custody in the presence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, at which hearing[.]