Contents of request - national law requirements


Ireland - ICC Act 2006 EN

Part 3
Requests by International Criminal Court for Arrest and Surrender of Persons

Section 17.—

(2) The request shall be accompanied by—

(a) as accurate a description as possible of the person whose surrender is requested, together with any other information that will help to establish the person’s identity and probable location,
(b) a brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterisation,
(c) the original or a certified copy of the warrant of arrest, and
(d) if the request relates to a person who has been convicted by the Court—

(ii) the original or a certified copy of the judgment of conviction,
(iii) information establishing that the person sought is the person referred to in the judgment, and
(iv) the original or a certified copy of any sentence imposed and, in the case of a sentence of imprisonment, a statement of any period already served and the period remaining to be served.

(3) If the information furnished by the Court is in the Minister’s opinion insufficient, the Minister may request it to supply further information or documents.

Rome Statute

Article 96 Contents of request for other forms of assistance under article 93

3. Upon the request of the Court, a State Party shall consult with the Court, either generally or with respect to a specific matter, regarding any requirements under its national law that may apply under paragraph 2 (e). During the consultations, the State Party shall advise the Court of the specific requirements of its national law.

Article 97 Consultations

Where a State Party receives a request under this Part in relation to which it identifies problems which may impede or prevent the execution of the request, that State shall consult with the Court without delay in order to resolve the matter. Such problems may include, inter alia:

(a) Insufficient information to execute the request;

(b) In the case of a request for surrender, the fact that despite best efforts, the person sought cannot be located or that the investigation conducted has determined that the person in the requested State is clearly not the person named in the warrant; or

(c) The fact that execution of the request in its current form would require the requested State to breach a pre-existing treaty obligation undertaken with respect to another State.