Postponement - ongoing investigation or prosecution

Argentine Republic

Argentina - Cooperation International in Criminal Matter (ES) 1997

ARTICULO 72.-Si el cumplimiento del pedido pudiese entorpecer una investigación penal en tramite en la Argentina, se podrá disponer el aplazamiento o el conveniente condicionamiento de la ejecución, de lo que se informara al Estado requirente.

Rome Statute

Article 94 Postponement of execution of a request in respect of ongoing investigation or prosecution

1. If the immediate execution of a request would interfere with an ongoing investigation or prosecution of a case different from that to which the request relates, the requested State may postpone the execution of the request for a period of time agreed upon with the Court. However, the postponement shall be no longer than is necessary to complete the relevant investigation or prosecution in the requested State. Before making a decision to postpone, the requested State should consider whether the assistance may be immediately provided subject to certain conditions.

2. If a decision to postpone is taken pursuant to paragraph 1, the Prosecutor may, however, seek measures to preserve evidence, pursuant to article 93, paragraph 1 (j).