Conflict with existing fundamental legal principle of general application - consultations with the Court

France

France - ICC Cooperation Law 2002 (FR)

ARTICLE I
TITLE I CO-OPERATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
CHAPTER I JUDICIAL CO-OPERATION
SECTION 1: MUTUAL JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE

Article 627-3

(Inserted by Law no. 2002-268 of 26 February 2002 art. 1 Official Journal of 27 February 2002)

The district prosecutor of Paris transmits to the competent authorities, under article 87 of the statute, any difficulty relating to the execution of these measures, in order that the consultations provided for in articles 93, paragraph 3, and 97 of the statute may take place.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

3. Where execution of a particular measure of assistance detailed in a request presented under paragraph 1, is prohibited in the requested State on the basis of an existing fundamental legal principle of general application, the requested State shall promptly consult with the Court to try to resolve the matter. In the consultations, consideration should be given to whether the assistance can be rendered in another manner or subject to conditions. If after consultations the matter cannot be resolved, the Court shall modify the request as necessary.