CHAPTER II: COOPERATION WITH THE COURT
Section 3: Communication with the Court
Art. 10 Form and transmission of requests of the Court
3 Subject to subsequent confirmation through ordinary channels, requests for provisional measures, searches, arrests, and other urgent requests may be transmitted:
a. through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol); or
b. by any medium capable of delivering a written record.
CHAPTER III: SURRENDER OF PERSONS BEING PROSECUTED AND OF PERSONS CONVICTED BY THE COURT
SECTION II: DETENTION PENDING SURRENDER AND SEIZURE
Art. 18 Search, arrest and seizure
1 Requests for search and arrest shall contain:
a. information as accurate and complete as possible describing the person sought, including information as to the person’s probable location;
b. a short statement of the facts including, where possible, the date and place of the act;
c. a statement of the existence of a valid warrant of arrest or a judgment of conviction against the person;
d. a statement that a request for surrender will follow.
2 If the Central Authority honors the request, it shall initiate a search for the person and order the arrest and, if necessary, search of the person.
3 Upon arrest, objects and assets shall be seized that may serve as evidence in proceedings before the Court or that derive from the criminal act.
4 Arrest and seizure shall be reported to the Central Authority. The Central Authority shall inform the Court immediately and ask the Court to make a request for surrender.
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.
(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.