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Charter - IV : Fair trial for defendants - Art. 16.
    Art. 16. In order to ensure fair trial for the Defendants, the following procedure shall be followed:
    (a) The Indictment shall include full particulars specifying in detail the charges against the Defendants. A copy of the Indictment and of all the documents lodged with the Indictment, translated into a language which he understands, shall be furnished to the Defendant at a reasonable time before the Trial.
    (b) During any preliminary examination or trial of a Defendant he shall have the right to give any explanation relevant to the charges made against him.
    (c) A preliminary examination of a Defendant and his Trial shall be conducted in, or translated into, a language which the Defendant understands.
    (d) A Defendant shall have the right to conduct his own defence before the Tribunal or to have the assistance of Counsel.
    (e) A Defendant shall have the right through himself or through his Counsel to present evidence at the Trial in support of his defence, and to cross-examine any witness called by the Prosecution.


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