Obligation to inform the Court of reasons for denial of assistance

New Zealand

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

Part 7

59 Notification of response to Tribunal request

(1) Where a request for assistance under this Act is received from a Tribunal, the Attorney-General shall ensure that the Tribunal is provided with a response to that request.

(2) If the Attorney-General declines, in accordance with this Act, to comply with a request, the Attorney-General shall give reasons to the Tribunal for the Attorney-General's decision.

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.