Competent national authority


Chapter 66a. Co-operation with the International Criminal Court

Chapter 66a. Co-operation with the International Criminal Court

Art. 611g. § 1. A request for co-operation of the International Criminal Court, hereinafter referred to as “the Court”, depending on the stage of the proceedings, is executed by a competent court or prosecutor through the Minister of Justice.

§ 2. The provision of § 1 shall apply, respectively, to a request for judicial assistance addressed to the Court by a court or a prosecutor.

Part XII: Procedure in Criminal Cases in International Relations

Procedure in criminal cases in international relations

Chapter 67
Closing provisions

Article 613. § 1. With the exception of the case specified in Article 595, the courts and the state prosecutors shall communicate with the agencies of foreign states having their offices abroad, and with the persons referred to in Articles 578 and 579, in every case, including the service of procedural documents, through the Minister of Justice, who, when necessary, shall do so through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

§ 2. The courts and the state prosecutors, in cases prescribed by the Minister of Justice, may communicate directly with the consular offices of a foreign State in Poland.

Rome Statute

Article 87 Requests for cooperation: general provisions


(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.