Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section K. Public proceedings
Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005) states: “Every accused shall be entitled to a public hearing, in accordance with the provisions of this law and the rules of procedure made hereunder.”
With regard to trial proceedings, the Law states:
The hearings shall be public unless the Trial Chamber decides to close the proceedings in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence annexed to this Law. The decision to close the proceedings shall be exercised on a very limited basis.