Identification and whereabouts of persons - national proceedings


Barbados - Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992 EN

Part 2 Requests by Barbados to Commonwealth Countries for Assistance

Article 7 Assistance in locating or identifying persons

Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that a person who

(a) is or might be concerned in or affected by; or

(b) could give or provide evidence or assistance relevant to,

any criminal matter, is in a Commonwealth country, a request may be transmitted requesting that assistance be given by the country in locating that person or, if his identity is unknown, in identifying and locating him.

Part 3 Requests by Commonwealth Countries to Barbados for Assistance

Article 20 Assistance to country in locating or identifying person

(1) This section applies where a request is transmitted requesting assistance by Barbados in locating or identifying and locating a person believed to be in Barbados, who

(a) is or might be concerned in or affected by; or

(b) could give or provide evidence or assistance relevant to, a criminal matter in relation to the Commonwealth country making the request, and the request is accepted.

(2) Where this section applies, the central authority for Barbados shall use its best endeavours to have the person located, or identified and located, and shall inform the central authority of the Commonwealth country making the request as to the outcome of those endeavours.

Second Schedule

Caribbean Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Serious Criminal Matters

Article 11 Identifying and Locating Persons and Objects

(1) Requests may be made under this Treaty for assistance in identifying or locating persons and objects believed to be within the territory of the requested State.

(2) In making such a request, the requesting State shall indicate in writing the purpose for which such assistance or cooperation is being sought and shall provide such information as is available to it as to the whereabouts of the person or object to which the request pertains and any other information which may facilitate the identification of the person or object.

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:

(a) The identification and whereabouts of persons or the location of items;