Obligation to inform the Court of reasons for denial of assistance

Portuguese Republic

Law No. 144/99, of 31 August, on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Part I

General rules of procedure

Article 30
Final communications

1. Any final decision of a judicial authority to the effect of refusing a request for co-operation, shall be transmitted to the foreign requesting authority through the channels mentioned in Article 21 above.

Part V
Supervision of conditionally sentenced or conditionally released offenders


Article 132

1. The decision on the request for co-operation shall be immediately communicated by the Central Authority to the requesting State and, in case of total or partial refusal, reasons shall be given.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

6. If a request for assistance is denied, the requested State Party shall promptly inform the Court or the Prosecutor of the reasons for such denial.