ICC sitting in State territory

Republic of South Africa

Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Act No. 27 of 2002)

Chapter 3
Functioning, privileges and immunities of Court in South Africa (ss 6-7)

6 Seat of Court in Republic

The President may, at the request of the Court and by proclamation in the Gazette, declare any place in the Republic to be a seat of the Court.

Rome Statute

Article 3 Seat of the Court

3. The Court may sit elsewhere, whenever it considers it desirable, as provided in this Statute.


ARTICLE 12 Exercise of the Functions of the Court outside its Headquarters

In the event that the Court, pursuant to article 3, paragraph 3, of the Statute, considers it desirable to sit elsewhere than at its headquarters at The Hague in the Netherlands, the Court may conclude with the State concerned an arrangement concerning the provision of the appropriate facilities for the exercise of its functions.