Obligation to inform the Court of reasons for denial of assistance


Japan - International Assistance Act 1980 (2006) EN

Chapter II Collection of Evidence

Article 15 (Notification When Assistance Is Not Provided)

When the Minister of Justice, after taking the measures set forth in paragraph (1), item (ii) or (iii) of Article 5, or in paragraph (2) of Article 5, deems it to be inappropriate to provide assistance, he/she shall, without delay, notify the person who has received the documents concerning the request for assistance to such effect .

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.