Obligation to cooperate


Japan - ICC Cooperation Act 2007 EN

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 The purpose of this Act is to ensure proper implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (hereinafter referred as the "Statute") by providing for procedures concerning the cooperation necessary for investigations, trials, enforcement, etc. by the International Criminal Court (hereinafter referred as the "ICC") with regard to the crime of genocide and to the other most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole that are specified in the Statute, and by providing penal provisions for acts that obstruct the administration of the ICC.

Rome Statute

Article 86 General obligation to cooperate

States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Statute, cooperate fully with the Court in its investigation and prosecution of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court.