INTERNATIONAL CRIMES AND OFFECNES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
16. Attorney General’s consent required for prosecutions under sections 5, 6 or 7-(1) No proceedings for an offence under sections 5, 6 or 7 of this Act shall be instituted in any court in Samoa except with the consent of the Attorney General.
(2) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), a person charged with an offence under sections 5, 6 or 7 may be arrested, or a warrant for the person’s arrest may be issued and executed, and the person may be remanded in custody or on bail, even though the consent of the Attorney-General for the institution of proceedings against that person for that offence has not been obtained, but no further steps shall be taken in the proceedings until that consent has been obtained.
(3) Proceedings for an offence under sections 5, 6 or 7 may be conducted only by the Attorney General or any person acting on the Attorney General’s behalf.
(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.