Request for arrest and surrender

Kingdom of Sweden

Cooperation with the ICC Act N.2002.329


A person who is suspected, accused or sentenced for a crime, which according to this Act may result in surrender to the International Criminal Court, may upon the request of the Court or where he or she is posted as sought owing to a decision of the Court, immediately be arrested or have a travel prohibition or a duty to report imposed upon him or her by a prosecutor in accordance with that generally applicable in criminal matters. Seizure may also take place in such cases.
An arrest shall be made if it is not clear that arrest is unwarranted.
Compulsory measures in accordance with the first paragraph may be used without a special investigation having been submitted in support of the fact that the person subject to the application has committed the alleged crime.
If compulsory measures are decided in accordance with the first paragraph, Section 23, second to fourth paragraphs of the Act on Extradition for Criminal Offences (1957:668) shall apply. However, the time limit for the submission of an application for surrender shall be 60 days from the date when the person was arrested or a travel prohibition or a duty to report was imposed.

Rome Statute

Article 59 Arrest proceedings in the custodial State

1. A State Party which has received a request for provisional arrest or for arrest and surrender shall immediately take steps to arrest the person in question in accordance with its laws and the provisions of Part 9.

2. A person arrested shall be brought promptly before the competent judicial authority in the custodial State which shall determine, in accordance with the law of that State, that:

(a) The warrant applies to that person;

(b) The person has been arrested in accordance with the proper process; and

(c) The person's rights have been respected.

3. The person arrested shall have the right to apply to the competent authority in the custodial State for interim release pending surrender.

4. In reaching a decision on any such application, the competent authority in the custodial State shall consider whether, given the gravity of the alleged crimes, there are urgent and exceptional circumstances to justify interim release and whether necessary safeguards exist to ensure that the custodial State can fulfil its duty to surrender the person to the Court. It shall not be open to the competent authority of the custodial State to consider whether the warrant of arrest was properly issued in accordance with article 58, paragraph 1 (a) and (b).

5. The Pre-Trial Chamber shall be notified of any request for interim release and shall make recommendations to the competent authority in the custodial State. The competent authority in the custodial State shall give full consideration to such recommendations, including any recommendations on measures to prevent the escape of the person, before rendering its decision.

6. If the person is granted interim release, the Pre-Trial Chamber may request periodic reports on the status of the interim release.

7. Once ordered to be surrendered by the custodial State, the person shall be delivered to the Court as soon as possible.

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court

1. The Court may transmit a request for the arrest and surrender of a person, together with the material supporting the request outlined in article 91, to any State on the territory of which that person may be found and shall request the cooperation of that State in the arrest and surrender of such a person. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and the procedure under their national law, comply with requests for arrest and surrender.