Examination of witnesses - national procedures for ICC proceedings


Japan - International Assistance Act 1980 (2006) EN

Chapter II Collection of Evidence

Article 10 (Request for Examination of a Witness)

A public prosecutor may request a judge for examination of a witness when any of the following applies:

(i) When the request for assistance is for examination of a witness;

(ii) When the person concerned has refused to appear or to make statements in response to an interview in accordance with paragraph (1) of Article 8;

(iii) When a person who has been requested to submit a certificate pursuant to paragraph (3) of Article 8 has refused to do so.

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:

(c) The questioning of any person being investigated or prosecuted;