Obligation to inform the Court of reasons for denial of assistance


The International Criminal Court Act 2010

Part VII – Protection of National Security or Third Party Information

National Security

86. Procedure where no resolution.
(1) If, after consultation, the Minister considers that there are no means or conditions under which the information or documents or evidence could be provided or disclosed or given without prejudice to Uganda’s national security interests, the Minister shall notify the ICC, in accordance with article 72(6) of the Statute, of the specific reasons for his or her decision, unless a specific description of the reasons would result itself in prejudice to Uganda’s national security interests.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

6. If a request for assistance is denied, the requested State Party shall promptly inform the Court or the Prosecutor of the reasons for such denial.