Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section K. Public proceedings
In 2004, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, the Syrian Arab Republic stated:
212. Observance by military courts of guarantees provided in the Covenant [International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights]:
(c) Article 65 of the Military Code of Criminal Procedure stipulates that a trial by a military court shall be public and may otherwise be declared invalid unless the court decides to hold it in camera for reasons of public morality or in the interest of the army and the armed forces. However, in all cases verdicts shall be handed down in an open session.