PART FOUR Cooperation with International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
Chapter III Surrender of Persons
Section 166 Preliminary and Extradition Custody
(1) In case of surrender of a person to an international court referred to in Section 145 (1) (a), the presiding judge will take the person into preliminary custody upon a request of this court for preliminary custody or upon an order of this court for arrest and surrender of the person after his delivery to the court according to Section 93 (3). Therein the court will not be bound by the grounds for custody according to Section 94 (1).
(2) In case surrender of a person to an international court referred to in Section 145 (1) (a) or (b) is concerned, the public prosecutor will release the person from preliminary custody pursuant to Section 94 (3), if the preliminary investigation was initiated without a request or order of the international court for surrender of the person and such request or order was not delivered to the Czech Republic within the time limit stipulated by the regulations of the international court , or within 60 days from taking the person into preliminary custody, if regulations of the international court do not stipulate any such time limit. In case an international court referred to in Section 145 (1) (a) is concerned and the request or order is delivered subsequently, the presiding judge will take the person into preliminary custody according to Sub-section (1).
(3) The court will immediately inform the international court through the Ministry about every application of the person for release from preliminary or extradition custody, including the reasons of such application. At the same time it will request an opinion on such request and advice the international court about a time limit, within which it is necessary to decide on such application for release from preliminary or extradition custody. When deciding on such request the court will take into account the opinion of the international court, if it was delivered on time. If an international court referred to in Section 145 (1) (a) is concerned, the person concerned by the surrender may be released from preliminary custody only if it is substantiated by urgent and extraordinary circumstances and at the same time some of the measures supplementing custody according to the Code of Criminal Procedure; upon a request of the international court the court will send it reports whether the supplementation of preliminary custody still remains in effect and whether the person concerned by the surrender remains in the territory of the Czech Republic and whether he does not avoid the surrender proceedings.
1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.
2. The request for provisional arrest shall be made by any medium capable of delivering a written record and shall contain:
(a) Information describing the person sought, sufficient to identify the person, and information as to that person's probable location;
(b) A concise statement of the crimes for which the person's arrest is sought and of the facts which are alleged to constitute those crimes, including, where possible, the date and location of the crime;
(c) A statement of the existence of a warrant of arrest or a judgement of conviction against the person sought; and
(d) A statement that a request for surrender of the person sought will follow.
3. A person who is provisionally arrested may be released from custody if the requested State has not received the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91 within the time limits specified in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. However, the person may consent to surrender before the expiration of this period if permitted by the law of the requested State. In such a case, the requested State shall proceed to surrender the person to the Court as soon as possible.
4. The fact that the person sought has been released from custody pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the subsequent arrest and surrender of that person if the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request are delivered at a later date.