Mutual Assistance through the Execution of Decisions and Orders of the Court
Enforcement of Forfeiture Orders
(relating to Article 77 para. 2(b), Article 109 para. 2 of the Rome Statute)
(4) To the extent that a forfeiture order of the Court contains a decision regarding the rights of third parties, these are binding, unless:
1. the third party obviously did not have the opportunity to enforce his rights,
2. the decision cannot be reconciled with a domestic civil law decision reached in
the same matter, or
3. the decision relates to the rights of third parties to real property or real property
rights located in Germany; priority notices also constitute third party rights.
If one of the cases in sentence 1 exists, the Court shall have the opportunity to
provide comments in the proceedings under § 68 para. 1. The rights of third parties to the objects remain to the extent foreseen by the Statute. Third parties who, under the circumstances of the case could exercise rights over the object, shall have, prior to a ruling, the opportunity to provide comments to the extent they have not already been able to provide comment to the Court. They may use legal assistance at each stage of the proceedings.
CONFISCATION AND DEPRIVATION ORDERS
Effect of confiscation
(1) If the confiscation of an object is ordered title to the property or the right confiscated shall pass to the state once the order becomes final if the person affected by the order has a right to it at the time. The rights of third parties in the object remain unaffected.
(2) Prior to its becoming final the order shall have the effect of a prohibition to sell within the meaning of section 136 of the Civil Code; the prohibition shall also cover dispositions other than sales.
CONFISCATION AND DEPRIVATION ORDERS
Effect of deprivation
(1) If the deprivation of an object is ordered, title to the property or the right ordered deprived shall pass to the state once the order becomes final.
(2) The rights of third parties in the object remain unaffected. The court shall order the cessation of these rights if it bases the deprivation on the fact that the conditions of section 74(2) No 2 are met. It may also order the cessation of the rights of a third party if no compensation is due to him pursuant to section 74f(2) Nos 1 or 2.
(3) Section 73e(2) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the order of deprivation and the order deferring deprivation before they have become final.
(1) If a third party had title to the property or to the right ordered deprived at the time the decision on deprivation or destruction became final or if the object was encumbered by a right of a third party which was extinguished or prejudiced by the decision, the third party shall be adequately compensated in money from the public treasury, taking into consideration the fair market value. (2) Compensation shall not be granted if
1. the third party at least with gross negligence contributed to the property or the right being the object of or being used for the act or its preparation,
2. the third party acquired the objects or the right dishonestly with knowledge of the circumstances that would have allowed their deprivation, or
3. it would be lawful under the circumstances which justified the deprivation or destruction, to deprive the third party permanently of the object and without compensation on the basis of provisions outside the criminal law.
(3) In cases under subsection (2) above the court may grant compensation to the extent that it would constitute an undue hardship to deny it.
2. If a State Party is unable to give effect to an order for forfeiture, it shall take measures to recover the value of the proceeds, property or assets ordered by the Court to be forfeited, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties.