Production of evidence - authority - ICC proceedings


Finland - International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters 1994 EN

Chapter 1
General provisions

Section 1
Scope of application

International assistance in criminal matters, as referred to in this Act, shall include:

2) hearing of witnesses, experts and parties, obtaining of expert opinions, inspections, procuring and transmitting documents and objects to be produced as evidence, as well as the taking of any other evidence relating to a criminal matter;

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:

(b) The taking of evidence, including testimony under oath, and the production of evidence, including expert opinions and reports necessary to the Court;

Article 99 Execution of requests under articles 93 and 96

2. In the case of an urgent request, the documents or evidence produced in response shall, at the request of the Court, be sent urgently.