Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section H. Assistance of an interpreter
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides that the accused “shall have recourse, if necessary, to the services of a qualified interpreter”.
The manual further states:
Both during the preliminary investigation and during the hearing in court, the accused must be aided by an interpreter, unless such assistance is voluntarily waived. Similarly, an accused has the right at any time to object to the interpreter and to ask for his replacement.