Request for transit

Republic of Austria

Austria - Federal law on judicial cooperation in criminal matters with the Member States of the European Union (EN/DE) 2004 (2020)

Chapter II
European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures between Member States

Part Five

Admissibility of Transit
ยง 32. (1) The transit of a person through the territory of the Republic of Austria to a Member State shall be granted on the basis of a previously filed request.

(2) No permission shall be required for a transit, if the air route is to be used and a stop-over on the territory of the Republic of Austria is not planned. In the case of a non-scheduled stop-over, transit shall be granted on the basis of a request to be issued by the issuing State.

(3) A title to serve a punishment in Austria concerning the person to be transited shall not oppose a transit. However, in this case the public prosecutor shall examine whether there is reason to request a further surrender or the extradition of the person to be transited, or to request the issuing State for taking over the criminal prosecution.

(4) The provisions on transit shall apply in analogy to requests for the transit transport of persons over the territory of the Republic of Austria to a Member State for the purpose of taking over the criminal prosecution.

Rome Statute

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court


(a) A State Party shall authorize, in accordance with its national procedural law, transportation through its territory of a person being surrendered to the Court by another State, except where transit through that State would impede or delay the surrender.

(b) A request by the Court for transit shall be transmitted in accordance with article 87. The request for transit shall contain:

(i) A description of the person being transported;

(ii) A brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterization; and

(iii) The warrant for arrest and surrender;

(c) A person being transported shall be detained in custody during the period of transit;

(d) No authorization is required if the person is transported by air and no landing is scheduled on the territory of the transit State;

(e) If an unscheduled landing occurs on the territory of the transit State, that State may require a request for transit from the Court as provided for in subparagraph (b). The transit State shall detain the person being transported until the request for transit is received and the transit is effected, provided that detention for purposes of this subparagraph may not be extended beyond 96 hours from the unscheduled landing unless the request is received within that time.