Judicial Assistance to Foreign Countries
Competences and Procedure
Refusal of a Request for Judicial Assistance; Absence of Competences
§ 57. (1) If judicial assistance is not provided in full or in part, the requesting foreign authority shall be informed thereof by way of the established channels of communication, also indicating the reasons.
9. Obligation to consult, and rejection of requests from the International Criminal Court
4. Any such refusal, in the cases referred to in paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs 2 to 4 above, shall be decided on by the Federal Minister of Justice with the consent of the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs. The case in paragraph 1, sub-paragraph 2, further requires the consent of the competent federal minister. The International Criminal Court shall be informed of any refusal of a request and the grounds thereof.