Request for provisional arrest


Cooperation with the ICC Act N.2002.329


A person who is suspected, accused or sentenced for a crime, which according to this Act may result in surrender to the International Criminal Court, may upon the request of the Court or where he or she is posted as sought owing to a decision of the Court, immediately be arrested or have a travel prohibition or a duty to report imposed upon him or her by a prosecutor in accordance with that generally applicable in criminal matters. Seizure may also take place in such cases.
An arrest shall be made if it is not clear that arrest is unwarranted.
Compulsory measures in accordance with the first paragraph may be used without a special investigation having been submitted in support of the fact that the person subject to the application has committed the alleged crime.
If compulsory measures are decided in accordance with the first paragraph, Section 23, second to fourth paragraphs of the Act on Extradition for Criminal Offences (1957:668) shall apply. However, the time limit for the submission of an application for surrender shall be 60 days from the date when the person was arrested or a travel prohibition or a duty to report was imposed.

Rome Statute

Article 92 Provisional arrest

1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.

2. The request for provisional arrest shall be made by any medium capable of delivering a written record and shall contain:

(a) Information describing the person sought, sufficient to identify the person, and information as to that person's probable location;

(b) A concise statement of the crimes for which the person's arrest is sought and of the facts which are alleged to constitute those crimes, including, where possible, the date and location of the crime;

(c) A statement of the existence of a warrant of arrest or a judgement of conviction against the person sought; and

(d) A statement that a request for surrender of the person sought will follow.

3. A person who is provisionally arrested may be released from custody if the requested State has not received the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91 within the time limits specified in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. However, the person may consent to surrender before the expiration of this period if permitted by the law of the requested State. In such a case, the requested State shall proceed to surrender the person to the Court as soon as possible.

4. The fact that the person sought has been released from custody pursuant to paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the subsequent arrest and surrender of that person if the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request are delivered at a later date.