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Tuvalu

Constitution as adopted on 15 September 1986.

Article 17

    (3) A person who is detained shall be informed as soon as practicable, and in a language that he understands, of the reason for his detention.

Article 22

    (3) A person charged with an offence:
      (b) shall be informed as soon as practicable, in detail and in a language that he understands, of the precise nature, and particulars of the offence charged, and if the information is not given in writing it shall be confirmed in writing as soon as practicable; and
      (g) shall be permitted to have without payment the assistance of a competent interpreter, if he cannot adequately understand the language used at the trial or any part of the trial.

Article 37

    (1) If a person is detained by virtue of a law authorized only by section 36 (restrictions on certain rights and freedoms during public emergencies):
      (a) he shall, as soon as practicable and in any case not more than 10 days after the beginning of his detention. be furnished with a written statement, in a language that he understands, stating in detail the grounds on which he is detained;

       

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