Production of evidence - national procedures for ICC proceedings

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The International Criminal Court Act 2006


Taking evidence and producing documents
82. (1) This section applies if the ICC requests, under any of article 19(8), 56, 64, or 93(1)(b) of the Statute, that—
(a) evidence be taken in Trinidad and Tobago; or
(b) documents or other articles in Trinidad and Tobago be produced.
(2) The Attorney General may give authority for the request to proceed if he is satisfied that—
(a) the request relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or to a proceeding before the ICC; and
(b) there are reasonable grounds for believing that the evidence can be taken or, as the case may be, the documents or other articles can be produced in Trinidad and Tobago.
83. (1) If the Attorney General gives authority for a request relating to the taking of evidence to proceed, the statement of each witness shall be taken in writing on the oath or affirmation of that witness by a Judge.

(2) The Judge who takes evidence under subsection (1), shall—
(a) certify that the evidence was taken by him; and
(b) ensure that the evidence, as certified, is sent to theAttorney General.
84. (1) If the Attorney General gives authority for a request relating to the production of documents or other articles to proceed, a Judge may make an order requiring their production.
(2) If the documents or other articles are produced, the Judge must send them to the Attorney General together with a written statement certifying that they were produced to the Judge.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), in the case of documents that are produced, the Judge may send to the Attorney General copies of the documents certified by the Judge to be true copies instead of the originals.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) apply subject to any contrary order by the Judge.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(b) The taking of evidence, including testimony under oath, and the production of evidence, including expert opinions and reports necessary to the Court;