GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
28. Requests for assistance -
A request for assistance is a request made by the ICC to the Minister, in respect of an investigation or prosecution that the Prosecutor is conducting or proposing to conduct, in relation to a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC, for:
(a) assistance in respect of any one or more of the following, namely –
(xii) the identification, tracing and restraining, or seizure of proceeds of crimes for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and
REQUESTS FOR OTHER TYPES OF ASSISTANCE
73. Request for assistance in the restraining and seizure of property associated to crime-(1) Where the ICC requests assistance in identifying, tracing and restraining or seizing property for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, the Minister shall give authority for the request to proceed and transmit the request to the Attorney General if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the property is or may be located in Samoa.
ENFORCEMENT OF SENTENCES AND ORDERS OF THE ICC IN SAMOA
100. Assistance in enforcement of restraining order-(1) Where the ICC requests assistance in the enforcement of a restraining order issued by the ICC in respect of property in Samoa, the Minister shall give authority for the request to proceed if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that -
(a) the restraining order is not subject to further appeal; and
(b) the property is located in Samoa, and shall refer the request to the Attorney General.
1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:
(k) The identification, tracing and freezing or seizure of proceeds, property and assets and instrumentalities of crimes for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and