Service of documents - national procedures for ICC proceedings

Federal Republic of Germany

Germany - Cooperation with ICC 2002 EN

Part 5 Additional Mutual Assistance

ยง 57 Service of Process
(relating to Article 58 para. 7 sentence 4, Article 93 para. 1 (d) of the Rome Statute)

(1) The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilprozessordnung) apply mutatis mutandis to proceedings regarding service of process.
(2) Service of a summons of the Court on the accused in the form of substituted service is not allowed.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(d) The service of documents, including judicial documents;

(i) The provision of records and documents, including official records and documents;