Detainees have the right to adequate time and facilities for the preparation of their defence. One way this right is guaranteed is by providing Detainees with an adequate opportunity to visit and communicate with Counsel.

Visiting information for Counsel is summarized in the Information Sheet for Counsel Visits.

In order to protect the health of Detainees and others from the spread of COVID-19 through contact with parcels or other surfaces, there are temporary restrictions on items brought to Counsel visits and on the direct exchange of materials during Counsel visits.

Where in-person visits may pose health-related risks to Detainees, video visits provide Detainees with additional means of communicating with Counsel. The procedure for video visits with Counsel is located here.

Additional information for Counsel can be found here: