Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section C. Presumption of innocence
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
Within 48 hours of the arrest or, if the person is already deprived of his or her liberty, of properly resolving the previous matter, the Supreme Court of Justice, with the notification of the Prosecutor, carries out a hearing in which:
D) It informs the detainee that he or she is presumed innocent while his or her guilt has not been proven before the International Criminal Court.
In 2003, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Uruguay stated that “article 74 of the Children and Adolescents Code establishes a range of guarantees of due process such as: … the presumption of innocence”.