Competing request - different conduct - no obligation to extradite


Germany - Cooperation with ICC 2002 EN

Part 2
Surrender of Persons

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

(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.

Rome Statute

Article 90 Competing requests

7. Where a State Party which receives a request from the Court for the surrender of a person also receives a request from any State for the extradition of the same person for conduct other than that which constitutes the crime for which the Court seeks the person's surrender:

(a) The requested State shall, if it is not under an existing international obligation to extradite the person to the requesting State, give priority to the request from the Court;