Provisional arrest - release - ICC proceedings


Ireland - ICC Act 2006 EN

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

Section 24.—

(2) Where a certificate under section 19 is not produced to the Court within such period from the date of the provisional arrest as is specified for the time being in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence for the receipt by a requested state of a request for surrender, the person, if in custody, shall be released.

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

Section 25.—

(1) (a) Subject to subsection (2), on application by or on behalf of the Minister for the surrender of a person arrested under section 23, the High Court may, if satisfied that the arrested person is the person named or described in the warrant of arrest and surrender issued by the International Criminal Court, make an order (in this Part referred to as a “surrender order”) for the surrender of the person either—

(i) into the custody of that Court, or
(ii) if that Court so directs in the case of a person convicted by it, into the custody of the state of enforcement,
in accordance with arrangements to be made by the Minister.

(b) Where the application relates to a person arrested under a provisional arrest warrant, copies of the request by the International Criminal Court for his or her surrender and of the accompanying documents and any other related documents, together with a certificate by the Minister under section 19 that the request has been duly made, shall be produced to the High Court.

(c) In accordance with paragraph 4, second sentence, of Article 59 the High Court may not consider whether the warrant of arrest was properly issued in accordance with paragraphs 1(a) and 1(b) of Article 58.

Rome Statute

Article 92 Provisional arrest

3. A person who is provisionally arrested may be released from custody if the requested State has not received the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91 within the time limits specified in the Rules of Procedure and Evidence. However, the person may consent to surrender before the expiration of this period if permitted by the law of the requested State. In such a case, the requested State shall proceed to surrender the person to the Court as soon as possible.