Preservation of evidence - national procedures for ICC proceedings


The International Criminal Court Act 2010

Part V – Domestic Procedures for Other Types of Co-operation

58. Protecting victims and witnesses and preserving evidence.
(1) Where the ICC requests –

(a) assistance under article 93(1)(j) of the Statute in protecting victims and witnesses or preserving evidence;

(b) assistance under article 19(8), or paragraphs (2) or (3) of article 56, in preserving evidence,

the Minister shall give authority for the request to proceed and transmit the request to the appropriate Ugandan agency if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the assistance requested is not prohibited by Uganda law.

(2) Where the Minister authorises and transmits the request under subsection (1), the appropriate Ugandan agency shall without delay –

(a) use its best endeavours to give effect to the request;

(b) make such report on its endeavours as it considers to be appropriate in the circumstances; and

(c) deliver the report to the Minister.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(j) The protection of victims and witnesses and the preservation of evidence;