Competent national authority

Republic of Finland

Finland - Implementation ICC Statute 2000 EN

Section 2

(1) The Ministry of Justice shall have the authority to receive requests for cooperation made by the International Criminal Court, concerning the investigation and prosecution of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court, including requests for the arrest and surrender of persons and for the enforcement of orders of the Court, and shall execute the requests either itself or with the help of other competent authorities.
(2) Replies to the International Criminal Court shall be delivered through the Ministry of Justice even in cases where the Ministry of Justice has not itself executed the request, unless otherwise provided in the request for cooperation.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2), the International Criminal Court may also contact competent Finnish authorities directly or through the diplomatic channels, or through the International Criminal Police Organization or any other appropriate regional organization.

Rome Statute

Article 87 Requests for cooperation: general provisions


(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.