Competing request - same conduct


Germany - Cooperation with ICC 2002 EN

Part 2 Surrender of persons

ยง 4 Requests for Surrender and Requests for Extradition
(relating to Article 90 of the Rome Statute)

(2) Should the Court request surrender and a foreign state request extradition of the same person, the Court and the state will each be notified of the other request. If the request for surrender and the request for extradition are each based upon the same criminal act, this shall be included in the notification required in the first sentence.
(3) If extradition has not been approved at the time of receipt of the request of the Court for surrender, the decision regarding this will be deferred conditional upon paragraph 5 until a decision regarding approval of the surrender. The decision regarding which request will be given priority will be made in accordance with Article 90 para. 2, 4, and 7 (a) of the Rome Statute.
(4) In cases under Article 90 para. 2-6 of the Rome Statute, after approval of the request for surrender the decision on the approval of extradition shall be deferred until a final decision in the proceedings before the Court regarding the criminal acts upon which the request for surrender was based.
(5) In a case under Article 90 para. 5 of the Rome Statute, if the Court has not decided on permissibility within two months after the notification pursuant to Article 90 para. 1 of the Rome Statute, a decision may be made regarding approval of the extradition when the other prerequisites are met.
(6) In cases under Article 90 para. 6 and 7 (b) of the Rome Statute, the request of the Court will be given priority to the extent that, when considering all of the criteria in these provisions, the reasons in favor of approving the extradition request are not clearly predominant.
(7) The Court will be notified in all cases of the decision regarding the extradition request.

Rome Statute

Article 90 Competing requests

3. Where a determination under paragraph 2 (a) has not been made, the requested State may, at its discretion, pending the determination of the Court under paragraph 2 (b), proceed to deal with the request for extradition from the requesting State but shall not extradite the person until the Court has determined that the case is inadmissible. The Court's determination shall be made on an expedited basis.

4. If the requesting State is a State not Party to this Statute the requested State, if it is not under an international obligation to extradite the person to the requesting State, shall give priority to the request for surrender from the Court, if the Court has determined that the case is admissible.