Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section G. Examination of witnesses
Viet Nam’s Criminal Procedure Code (2015), which is applicable to the prosecution of war crimes, states:
Article 61. Defendants
1. Defendants are physical persons or juridical persons tried as per a Court’s decision. The rights and duties of defendants as suspects are executed by their legal representatives according to this Law.
2. Defendants are entitled to:
d) Petition for expert examinations, valuation[s], changes of authorized procedural persons, expert witnesses, valuators, interpreters, translators, summoning of witness testifiers, crime victims, individuals having duties and interests from the lawsuit, expert witnesses, valuators, other participants in legal proceedings and authorized procedural persons to the Court;
i) Inquire and request Court presidents to question courtroom participants with the Court president’s consent; engage in oral arguments in court[.]