Questioning of persons - national proceedings


Criminal Procedure Code


213 Provisions as to taking statement or evidence of accused person

(1) If, after consideration of the statements of witnesses tendered to it in accordance with the provisions of section 209 (1) (b) or the examination of witnesses called on behalf of the prosecution in accordance with the provisions of section 210 (1) as the case may be, the court considers that such statements disclose, or on the evidence as it stands there are sufficient grounds for committing the accused for trial, the magistrate shall satisfy himself that the accused understands the charge and shall ask the accused whether he wishes to make a statement in his defence or not and, if he wishes to make a statement, whether he wishes to make it on oath, or not; and the magistrate shall also explain to the accused that he is not bound to make a statement and that his statement, if he makes one, will be part of the evidence at the trial.

(2) Everything which the accused person says, either by way of statement or evidence, shall be recorded in full and shall be shown or read over to him, and he shall be at liberty to explain or add to anything contained in the record thereof.

(3) When the whole is made conformable to what he declares is the truth, the record thereof shall be attested by the magistrate, who shall certify that such statement or evidence was taken in his presence and hearing and contains accurately the whole statement made, or evidence given, as the case may be, by the accused person who shall sign or attest by his mark such record; and if he refuses, the court shall add a note of his refusal, and the record may be used as if he had signed or attested it.

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:

(c) The questioning of any person being investigated or prosecuted;