Confidentiality re documents and information


Criminal Procedure Code No. 301/2005 Coll. - Part Five: Legal Relations with Abroad


Section 482
Protection and use of information

(2) Slovak authorities shall neither make public nor forward information or evidence received from a foreign authority on the basis or in connection with a request received or made under this Chapter, nor shall they use it for purpose other than that for which it was provided or requested if an international treaty contains an obligation to this effect or if the foreign authority provided the information or evidence only under the condition of compliance with such restrictions; this restriction shall not be applied if the foreign authority gives its consent to making the information or evidence public or to using it for a different purpose.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation


(a) The Court shall ensure the confidentiality of documents and information, except as required for the investigation and proceedings described in the request.

(b) The requested State may, when necessary, transmit documents or information to the Prosecutor on a confidential basis. The Prosecutor may then use them solely for the purpose of generating new evidence.

(c) The requested State may, on its own motion or at the request of the Prosecutor, subsequently consent to the disclosure of such documents or information. They may then be used as evidence pursuant to the provisions of Parts 5 and 6 and in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.