Provisional arrest

Federal Republic of Germany

Germany - Cooperation with ICC 2002 EN

Part 2 Surrender of Persons

§ 32 Streamlined Surrender
(relating to Article 92 para. 3 sentence 2 of the Rome Statute)

(1) The surrender of a person against whom there is an arrest warrant for surrender and as to whom the Court has requested arrest and surrender or provisional arrest, may be approved without implementing formal surrender proceedings when the suspect, after instruction by the court that is set forth in the court record of proceedings, declares his agreement with such streamlined surrender.
(2) The agreement cannot be rescinded.
(3) Upon motion of the public prosecution office attached to the Higher Regional Court, in cases under §§ 14 and 15, the judge of the District Court or otherwise the Higher Regional Court, shall instruct the suspect regarding the possibility of streamlined surrender and the legal consequences thereof (paragraphs 1 and 2) and shall enter its explanation into the record of proceedings. Jurisdiction lies with the judge of the District Court in whose district the suspect is located.

Rome Statute

Article 92 Provisional arrest

1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.

2. The request for provisional arrest shall be made by any medium capable of delivering a written record and shall contain:

(a) Information describing the person sought, sufficient to identify the person, and information as to that person's probable location;

(b) A concise statement of the crimes for which the person's arrest is sought and of the facts which are alleged to constitute those crimes, including, where possible, the date and location of the crime;

(c) A statement of the existence of a warrant of arrest or a judgement of conviction against the person sought; and

(d) A statement that a request for surrender of the person sought will follow.

3. A person who is provisionally arrested may be released from custody if the requested State has not received the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91 within the time limits specified in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. However, the person may consent to surrender before the expiration of this period if permitted by the law of the requested State. In such a case, the requested State shall proceed to surrender the person to the Court as soon as possible.

4. The fact that the person sought has been released from custody pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the subsequent arrest and surrender of that person if the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request are delivered at a later date.