An Act to facilitate compliance by Australia with obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and for related purposes
Part 12—Enforcement in Australia of sentences imposed by ICC
Division 3- Enforcement of Sentences
174 Pardon, amnesty or commutation of sentences of imprisonment imposed on ICC prisoners transferred to Australia
(1) Subject to the prior agreement of the ICC, during the period in which a sentence of imprisonment is served in Australia by an ICC prisoner transferred to Australia under this Part, the prisoner may be pardoned or granted any amnesty or commutation of sentence of imprisonment that could be granted under Australian law if the sentence of imprisonment had been imposed for an offence against an Australian law.
(2) The Attorney-General is to direct, by written notice in the statutory form, that an ICC prisoner must not be detained in custody or otherwise be subjected to detention or supervision in Australia under a sentence of imprisonment imposed by the ICC and enforced under this Part if, during the period in which the sentence is served in Australia:
the ICC notifies the Attorney-General that the ICC prisoner may be pardoned or granted amnesty or commutation of sentence of imprisonment under an Australian law and the ICC prisoner is so pardoned or granted such amnesty or commutation of sentence of imprisonment; or
the ICC notifies the Attorney-General that the ICC prisoner’s conviction has been quashed or otherwise nullified or that the prisoner has been pardoned or granted commutation of sentence of imprisonment by the ICC.
2. The Court alone shall have the right to decide any application for appeal and revision. The State of enforcement shall not impede the making of any such application by a sentenced person.