Production of evidence - authority - ICC proceedings

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

International Criminal Court Act 2001 (2014)

Part 3 Other forms of assistance

Forms of assistance

29 Taking or production of evidence

(1) This section applies where the Secretary of State receives a request from the ICC for assistance in the taking or production of evidence.

Part 3 Other forms of assistance

Supplementary provisions

41 Transmission of material to the ICC

(1) Any evidence or other material obtained under this Part by a person other than the Secretary of State, together with any requisite verification, shall be sent to the Secretary of State for transmission to the ICC.
(2) Where any evidence or other material is to be transmitted to the ICC, there shall be transmitted—
(a) where the material consists of a document, the original or a copy, and
(b) where the material consists of any other article, the article itself or a photograph or other description of it,
as may be necessary to comply with the request of the ICC.

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:

(b) The taking of evidence, including testimony under oath, and the production of evidence, including expert opinions and reports necessary to the Court;

Article 99 Execution of requests under articles 93 and 96

2. In the case of an urgent request, the documents or evidence produced in response shall, at the request of the Court, be sent urgently.