Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section I. Presence of the accused at the trial
Israel’s Order concerning Security Provisions (1970) states:
(A) Every person tried before a military court shall be entitled to be present during the whole trial so long as he conducts himself properly.
(B) If the accused does not conduct himself properly the court may, at its own discretion, order his removal from the courtroom and continue the proceedings in his absence, provided that it makes provisions for informing the accused of what has occurred during the trial, and gives the accused the opportunity to defend himself.
(C) The court may, as it deems fit, permit the accused to be absent from the court during the whole or any part of a trial on such terms as it may set.
Israel’s Order regarding Security Provisions (Judea and Samaria) (2009) states with regard to the presence of the defendant at the trial:
(a) Every defendant shall have the right to be present during all of the trial proceedings, as long as he conducts himself appropriately.
(b) If a defendant conducts himself improperly, the court may, at its discretion, order his removal from the courtroom and continue the trial proceedings without him present, on the condition that he is updated regarding the content of the trial proceedings, and is given an opportunity to defend himself.
(c) The military court may allow the defendant to be outside the courtroom during the entire trial or part of it, if it sees fit to do so, under the conditions it determines.