Section 133. Appointment of a special advocate

As a condition for the submission of evidence concerning circumstances that may otherwise be kept secret in the interests of national security or relations with a foreign state, see section 22-1 (1) and (2) of the Dispute Act, the King may decide that the information shall only be disclosed to a special advocate appointed for the foreign national. The same applies when the courts are considering cases relating to coercive measures imposed on the basis of fundamental national interests; see section 130.
The special advocate shall be appointed by the court as soon as possible after a decision mentioned in the first paragraph has been made, and shall be remunerated by the State in accordance with the rules in the Legal Aid Act. This applies even if the foreign national has not been granted free conduct of the case, and without a means test being carried out.
The same special advocate shall be appointed for all stages of the case, unless special grounds indicate otherwise.
The King may issue regulations containing further provisions on who may be appointed as a special advocate, including on security clearance requirements.