Enforcement of fines


International Criminal Court Act 2007, No.26


95. Enforcement of fines -

(1) Where the ICC requests enforcement in accordance with article 109 of the Statute of an order for the payment of a fine made under article 77(2)(a) of the Statute, the Minister shall give authority for the request to proceed, if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that -

(a) neither the conviction in respect of which the order was imposed, nor the order for the payment of the fine is subject to further appeal; and
(b) the order can be enforced in the manner provided in this section, and shall refer the request to the Attorney General.

(2) The Attorney General shall, without delay, cause such order to be filed in the Supreme Court.

(3) An order filed in the Supreme Court under subsection (2) shall have the same force and effect as if it were an order for the payment of a fine imposed by that court and shall be enforced accordingly.

(4) The Attorney General shall make such report to the Minister on the outcome of any action taken by it to enforce the order as it considers to be appropriate in the circumstances.

(5) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting or affecting the provision of other types of assistance to the ICC in relation to a penalty imposed under article 77 of the Statute or as empowering the court to modify or vary the order of the ICC.

Rome Statute

Article 109 Enforcement of fines and forfeiture measures

1. States Parties shall give effect to fines or forfeitures ordered by the Court under Part 7, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties, and in accordance with the procedure of their national law.

2. If a State Party is unable to give effect to an order for forfeiture, it shall take measures to recover the value of the proceeds, property or assets ordered by the Court to be forfeited, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties.

3. Property, or the proceeds of the sale of real property or, where appropriate, the sale of other property, which is obtained by a State Party as a result of its enforcement of a judgement of the Court shall be transferred to the Court.