Postponement - ongoing investigation or prosecution


Cooperation with the ICC Act N.2002.329



Surrender may be postponed pending a decision by the International Criminal Court concerning whether the Court will entertain the matter for adjudication. Furthermore, surrender may be combined with conditions or, following agreement with the Court, be postponed if a preliminary investigation has been initiated or prosecution instituted in Sweden for another act than that to which the application relates.

Rome Statute

Article 94 Postponement of execution of a request in respect of ongoing investigation or prosecution

1. If the immediate execution of a request would interfere with an ongoing investigation or prosecution of a case different from that to which the request relates, the requested State may postpone the execution of the request for a period of time agreed upon with the Court. However, the postponement shall be no longer than is necessary to complete the relevant investigation or prosecution in the requested State. Before making a decision to postpone, the requested State should consider whether the assistance may be immediately provided subject to certain conditions.

2. If a decision to postpone is taken pursuant to paragraph 1, the Prosecutor may, however, seek measures to preserve evidence, pursuant to article 93, paragraph 1 (j).