Contents of request for transit


Japan - ICC Cooperation Act 2007 EN

Chapter II Cooperation with the International Criminal Court

Section 3 Surrender of an Offender Sought for Surrender, etc.

Section 5 Miscellaneous Provisions

(Approval of Transportation through Japanese Territory)
Article 49 Where a request for approval of transportation (meaning transportation in which foreign authorities or a person designated by the ICC (referred to as "foreign authorities" in the following Article) escort a person sought for surrender under the provisions of article 89, paragraph 1 of the Statute (referred to as the "person sought for surrender" in the following Article) while passing through the Japanese territory; the same shall apply in the following Article) has been made by the ICC, the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall, except where he/she finds that the form of said request does not to comply with the Statute, give his/her approval to that request.

Rome Statute

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court


(b) A request by the Court for transit shall be transmitted in accordance with article 87. The request for transit shall contain:

(i) A description of the person being transported;

(ii) A brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterization; and

(iii) The warrant for arrest and surrender;