PART 6 - ENFORCEMENT OF PENALTIES
Assistance with enforcement of forfeiture orders
Third parties may apply for relief—
(1)If a forfeiture order is registered under section 128, a person (other than a person convicted of an offence in respect of which the order was made) who claims an interest in any of the property to which the order relates may apply to the High Court for an order under section 133.
(2)A person on whom notice of the hearing of the ICC held in connection with the making of the forfeiture order was served, or who appeared at the hearing, may not make an application under subsection (1) without the leave of the High Court.
(3)The High Court must not grant leave under subsection (2) unless it is satisfied that—
(a)the applicant had good reason for failing to attend the hearing held by the ICC in connection with the making of the forfeiture order; or
(b)evidence proposed to be adduced by the applicant in connection with the application under subsection (1) was not reasonably available to the applicant at the time of the hearing of the ICC; or
(c)there are special reasons justifying the grant of leave.
(4)An application under subsection (1) must be made before the expiry of the period of 2 months beginning on the date on which the forfeiture order is registered in the High Court.
(5)Despite subsection (4), the High Court may grant a person leave to make an application under subsection (1) after the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (4) if it is satisfied that the person's failure to apply within that period was not owing to any neglect on the person's part.
(6)A person who makes an application under subsection (1) must serve notice of the application on the Solicitor-General, who must be a party to any proceedings on the application.
(7)This section and section 133 apply subject to any contrary provision in the Statute or the Rules.
Cf 1991 No 120 s 23C; 1992 No 86 s 57(1) and (3); Statute, articles 77(2)(b), 109(1)
Court may grant relief to third party—
(1)This section applies if—
(a)a person applies to the High Court for an order under this section in respect of an interest in property; and
(b)the Court is satisfied that the applicant's claim is valid.
(2)If this section applies, the High Court must make an order—
(a)declaring the nature, extent, and value of the applicant's interest in the property; and
(i)directing that the interest be transferred to the applicant; or
(ii)declaring that payment be made to the applicant of an amount equal to the value of the interest declared by the Court.
(3)Despite subsection (2), the Court may, if it thinks fit, refuse to make an order under that subsection if it is satisfied that—
(a)the applicant was, in any respect, involved in the commission of the offence in respect of which the order was made; or
(b)although the applicant acquired the interest at the time of or after the commission of the offence, it was not acquired in good faith and for value.
Cf 1995 No 27 s 46
2. If a State Party is unable to give effect to an order for forfeiture, it shall take measures to recover the value of the proceeds, property or assets ordered by the Court to be forfeited, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties.