Conflict with existing fundamental legal principle of general application - consultations with the Court


International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (2000:562)

Chapter 2. General provisions concerning legal assistance in Sweden.

Consideration of requests and decisions on refusals

Section 14

A request for legal assistance shall be refused if execution of the request would violate Sweden’s sovereignty, involve a risk to national security or conflict with Swedish general principles of law or other essential interests.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

3. Where execution of a particular measure of assistance detailed in a request presented under paragraph 1, is prohibited in the requested State on the basis of an existing fundamental legal principle of general application, the requested State shall promptly consult with the Court to try to resolve the matter. In the consultations, consideration should be given to whether the assistance can be rendered in another manner or subject to conditions. If after consultations the matter cannot be resolved, the Court shall modify the request as necessary.