Request for arrest and surrender

Republic of Nauru

Criminal Procedure Act 1972


11 Mode of making arrest

(1) In making an arrest the person making it shall actually touch or confine the body of the person to be arrested, unless there be a submission to the custody by word or action.

(2) A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime or in effecting, or assisting in, the lawful arrest of offenders or suspected offenders or of persons unlawfully at large.

(3) The last preceding subsection shall replace the rules of the common law on the question when force used for a purpose mentioned in that subsection is justified by that purpose.

12 Entry to arrest person under warrant

For the purpose of arresting a person under a warrant of arrest, any person to whom such warrant is addressed may enter, if need be by force, and search any place where that person is or where he, with reasonable cause, suspects him to be.


64 Form, contents and duration of warrant of arrest

(1) Every warrant of arrest issued under this Part of this Act shall be signed by the magistrate issuing it and bear the seal of the District Court.

(2) Every such warrant shall state shortly the offence with which the person against whom it is issued is charged and shall name or otherwise describe him ; and it shall order the person or persons to whom it is directed to arrest him and bring him before the District Court to answer to the charge therein mentioned and to be further dealt with according to law.

(3) very such warrant shall remain in force until it is executed or until it is cancelled by the District Court.

Rome Statute

Article 59 Arrest proceedings in the custodial State

1. A State Party which has received a request for provisional arrest or for arrest and surrender shall immediately take steps to arrest the person in question in accordance with its laws and the provisions of Part 9.

2. A person arrested shall be brought promptly before the competent judicial authority in the custodial State which shall determine, in accordance with the law of that State, that:

(a) The warrant applies to that person;

(b) The person has been arrested in accordance with the proper process; and

(c) The person's rights have been respected.

3. The person arrested shall have the right to apply to the competent authority in the custodial State for interim release pending surrender.

4. In reaching a decision on any such application, the competent authority in the custodial State shall consider whether, given the gravity of the alleged crimes, there are urgent and exceptional circumstances to justify interim release and whether necessary safeguards exist to ensure that the custodial State can fulfil its duty to surrender the person to the Court. It shall not be open to the competent authority of the custodial State to consider whether the warrant of arrest was properly issued in accordance with article 58, paragraph 1 (a) and (b).

5. The Pre-Trial Chamber shall be notified of any request for interim release and shall make recommendations to the competent authority in the custodial State. The competent authority in the custodial State shall give full consideration to such recommendations, including any recommendations on measures to prevent the escape of the person, before rendering its decision.

6. If the person is granted interim release, the Pre-Trial Chamber may request periodic reports on the status of the interim release.

7. Once ordered to be surrendered by the custodial State, the person shall be delivered to the Court as soon as possible.

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court

1. The Court may transmit a request for the arrest and surrender of a person, together with the material supporting the request outlined in article 91, to any State on the territory of which that person may be found and shall request the cooperation of that State in the arrest and surrender of such a person. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and the procedure under their national law, comply with requests for arrest and surrender.