Competent national authority

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The International Criminal Court Act 2006


7. For the purposes of any provision of the Statute or the Rules that confer a power, or impose a duty or function on a State, that power, duty, or function may be exercised or carried out on behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago by the Attorney General, if this Act makes no other provision.


25. (1) A request for assistance must be made through an authorized channel and—
(a) in the case of a request to which Part IV applies, be transmitted to the Attorney General; or
(b) in any other case, be transmitted to the Attorney General or a person authorized by the Attorney General to receive requests.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) and section 26(1), an authorized channel is—
(a) the diplomatic channel to the Minister to whom responsibility for foreign affairs is assigned; or
(b) any other appropriate channel that Trinidad and Tobago may designate at the time it ratifies the Statute or at any subse¬quent time in accordance with the Rules.
(3) This section is subject to section 26 which relates to urgent requests.

Rome Statute

Article 87 Requests for cooperation: general provisions


(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.