Republic of Georgia

Georgia - Law on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters 2010 EN

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 4 - Expenses

1. Unless otherwise provided for by an international or individual agreement of Georgia or by the conditions of reciprocity, Georgia shall assume all the expenses related to the implementation of international cooperation in criminal matters in the territory of Georgia.

2. Expenses may be distributed differently on the basis of the relevant international agreement or of agreement of the parties.

Chapter 2 Provision of legal assistance in criminal cases

Article 7

Summoning a person located in the territory of a foreign state in connection with a criminal case conducted by the competent authorities of Georgia

3. A witness, an expert or a victim summoned in accordance with this article to the territory of Georgia shall be reimbursed for all the expenses related to their travel and stay in the territory of Georgia, as well as to the time spent away from their main work. A summoned expert shall additionally be reimbursed for all the expenses and remuneration related to the performance of his/her professional activities.

4. A notice to summon a witness, an expert or a victim referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, or a request for legal assistance, shall contain the amount of the expenses that are to be reimbursed to the summoned person for their appearance.

5. Unless otherwise provided for by an international or individual agreement of Georgia or the conditions of reciprocity, the foreign state concerned may, upon a prior request of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, pay to the person to be summoned as a witness, expert or victim a certain amount of money as an advance, which shall subsequently be reimbursed by the competent authorities of Georgia.

Rome Statute

Article 100 Costs

1. The ordinary costs for execution of requests in the territory of the requested State shall be borne by that State, except for the following, which shall be borne by the Court:

(a) Costs associated with the travel and security of witnesses and experts or the transfer under article 93 of persons in custody;

(b) Costs of translation, interpretation and transcription;

(c) Travel and subsistence costs of the judges, the Prosecutor, the Deputy Prosecutors, the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar and staff of any organ of the Court;

(d) Costs of any expert opinion or report requested by the Court;

(e) Costs associated with the transport of a person being surrendered to the Court by a custodial State; and

(f) Following consultations, any extraordinary costs that may result from the execution of a request.

2. The provisions of paragraph 1 shall, as appropriate, apply to requests from States Parties to the Court. In that case, the Court shall bear the ordinary costs of execution.