Refusal of ICC request - protection of national security

New Zealand

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

Part 7

56 Act not to limit other provision of assistance

Nothing in this Act shall prevent the provision of assistance to a Tribunal otherwise than under this Act.

57 Attorney-General may decline to comply with request in certain cases

The Attorney-General may decline to comply with a request to which section 21, 29, 30, 31, 35, or 41 applies where, in the Attorney-General's opinion,—

(a) to comply with the request would prejudice the sovereignty, security, or national interests of New Zealand ;

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

4. In accordance with article 72, a State Party may deny a request for assistance, in whole or in part, only if the request concerns the production of any documents or disclosure of evidence which relates to its national security.