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Poland
Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
Poland’s Constitution (1997) states:
Anyone against whom criminal proceedings have been brought shall have the right to defence at all stages of such proceedings. He may, in particular, choose counsel or avail himself – in accordance with principles specified by statute – of counsel appointed by the court. 
Poland, Constitution, 1997, Article 42(2).
In 2004, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Poland stated:
Pursuant to article 42 paragraph 2 of the Constitution, anyone against whom criminal proceedings have been brought shall have the right to defence at all stages of such proceedings. He may, in particular, choose counsel or avail himself – in accordance with principles specified by a law – of counsel appointed by the court. 
Poland, Fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, 26 January 2004, UN Doc. CCPR/C/POL/2004/5, submitted 13 January 2004, § 267.
Code of Criminal Procedure
A new law relating to the code of criminal procedure has also been enacted. It is Law n° 13/200[4] of 17 May 2004 that, unlike the law of 1963 February that was aimed at the same purpose, contains specific procedure provisions for children, namely: