Identification of assets - 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

37 Investigation of proceeds of ICC crime

(1) Where the Secretary of State receives a request from the ICC for assistance—
(a) in ascertaining whether a person has benefited from an ICC crime, or
(b) in identifying the extent or whereabouts of property derived directly or indirectly from an ICC crime,
the Secretary of State may direct a constable to apply for an order or warrant under Schedule 5.

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:

(k) The identification, tracing and freezing or seizure of proceeds, property and assets and instrumentalities of crimes for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and