Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section D. Information on the nature and cause of the accusation
Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005) states:
When bringing charges against the accused pursuant to this Law, the accused shall be entitled to a fair impartial trial in accordance with the following minimum guarantees:
A. To be informed promptly and in detail of the content, nature and cause of the charge against him.
The Law further provides:
A person against whom an indictment has been issued shall be taken into custody, pursuant to an arrest order or warrant issued by the Tribunal Investigative Judge, and shall be immediately informed of the charges against him and transferred to the Tribunal.