Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section H. Assistance of an interpreter
Colombia’s Criminal Procedure Code (2004) states:
In the course of criminal proceedings, once a person has been charged with an offence, he or she has the right … :
f) to be assisted free of charge by a translator who is accredited or accepted by the judge if he or she cannot understand or speak the official language; or to an interpreter if he or she cannot understand the language or make him- or herself understood because of disability.