Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section D. Information on the nature and cause of the accusation
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) states: “Before any disciplinary punishment is awarded, the accused internee shall be given precise information regarding the offences of which he is accused”.
The manual further provides: “The procedure shall provide for an accused to be informed without delay of the particulars of the offence alleged against him.”
The manual also specifies: “The accused must be promptly informed, in writing, and in a language which they understand, of the charges brought against them.”