§ 42. (1) Pursuant to the provisions of this federal law, the transit of persons through the territory of the Republic of Austria for the purposes of prosecuting an act subject to judicial punishment, or for executing a punishment or preventive measure imposed on account of such an act shall be admissible at the request of a State to which the persons are to be extradited from a third State.
(2) The provisions of this Title shall also apply in analogy to requests for the transit of persons through the territory of the Republic of Austria to a third State for the purpose of taking over the criminal prosecution of a case or the execution of a foreign court decision. The transit shall also be approved in cases where extradition would not be admissible for one of the reasons listed in § 11.
Custody pending surrender, surrender and transit
31. Transit and transport
1. At the request of the International Criminal Court, persons may be transported through Austria and held in custody to secure such transit.
2. There is no need to apply for authorisation where the person is conveyed by air and no landing is scheduled on Austria territory.
3. In the event of an unscheduled landing, the person in transit shall be arrested, and the International Criminal Court shall be requested to transmit a request for transit together with the documents referred to in article 89(3)(b) of the Statute.
4. The person in transit shall be released if the request for transit has not been received within 96 hours. Such release shall not preclude a renewed arrest on the basis of a request pursuant to paragraph 24(1) or 26(1) above.
5. The decision on transit shall be taken by the Federal Minister of Justice with the consent of the Federal Minister of the Interior. Such transit shall be approved unless it would impede or delay surrender. A domestic conviction for a criminal offence not within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court shall not prevent transit. The authorisation of transit is not open to appeal.
6. Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5 shall apply at the request of the International Criminal Court or of a State that has agreed to enforce a sentence passed by the Court for the transit of persons through the territory of the Republic of Austria on the understanding that the International Criminal Court shall be requested to transmit a request for transit together with a copy of the enforceable judgement in the event of an unscheduled landing.
European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures between Member States
Admissibility of Transit
§ 32. (1) The transit of a person through the territory of the Republic of Austria to a Member State shall be granted on the basis of a previously filed request.
(2) No permission shall be required for a transit, if the air route is to be used and a stop-over on the territory of the Republic of Austria is not planned. In the case of a non-scheduled stop-over, transit shall be granted on the basis of a request to be issued by the issuing State.
(3) A title to serve a punishment in Austria concerning the person to be transited shall not oppose a transit. However, in this case the public prosecutor shall examine whether there is reason to request a further surrender or the extradition of the person to be transited, or to request the issuing State for taking over the criminal prosecution.
(4) The provisions on transit shall apply in analogy to requests for the transit transport of persons over the territory of the Republic of Austria to a Member State for the purpose of taking over the criminal prosecution.
(a) A State Party shall authorize, in accordance with its national procedural law, transportation through its territory of a person being surrendered to the Court by another State, except where transit through that State would impede or delay the surrender.
(i) A description of the person being transported;
(ii) A brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterization; and
(iii) The warrant for arrest and surrender;
(e) If an unscheduled landing occurs on the territory of the transit State, that State may require a request for transit from the Court as provided for in subparagraph (b). The transit State shall detain the person being transported until the request for transit is received and the transit is effected, provided that detention for purposes of this subparagraph may not be extended beyond 96 hours from the unscheduled landing unless the request is received within that time.