PART X – SENTENCES AND THEIR EXECUTION
335. Objections to attachment
(1) Any person claiming to be entitled to or to have a legal or equitable interest in the whole or part of property attached in execution of a warrant issued under section 334 may, at any time prior to the receipt by the court of the proceeds of sale of that property, give notice in writing to the court of his objection to the attachment of the property; and the notice shall set out shortly the nature of the claim which the person (hereafter in this section referred to as the objector) makes to the whole or part of the property attached, and shall certify the value of the property claimed by him, and the value shall be deposed to upon affidavit, which shall be filed with the notice.
(2) Upon receipt of a valid notice given under subsection (1), the court shall, by an order in writing addressed to the officer having the execution of the warrant, direct the stay of the execution proceedings.
(3) Upon the issue of an order under subsection (2), the court shall, by notice in writing, direct the objector to appear before it and establish his claim upon a date to be specified in the notice.
(4) A notice shall be served upon the person whose property was, by the warrant, issued under section 334, directed to be attached, and, unless the property is to be applied to the payment of a fine, upon the person entitled to the proceeds of the sale of the property; and the notice shall specify the time and place fixed for the appearance of the objector and shall direct the person upon whom the notice is served to appear before the court at the same time and place if he wishes to be heard upon the hearing of the objection.
(5) Upon the date fixed for the hearing of the objection, the court shall investigate the claim, and for that purpose may hear any evidence which the objector may give or adduce and any evidence given or adduced by a person served with a notice in accordance with the provisions of subsection (4).
(6) If, upon investigation of the claim, the court is satisfied that the property was not, when attached, in the possession of the person ordered to pay the money or of some person in trust for him, or in the occupancy of a tenant or other person paying rent to him, or that, being in the possession of the person ordered to pay the money at that time, it was so in his possession not on his own account or as his own property but on account of or in trust for some other person or partly on his own account and partly on account of some other person, the court shall make an order releasing the property, wholly or to such extent as it thinks fit, from attachment.
(7) If, upon the date fixed for his appearance, the objector fails to appear, or if, upon investigation of the claim in accordance with the provisions of subsection (5), the court is of the opinion that the objector has failed to establish his claim, the court shall order the attachment and execution to proceed, and shall make such order as to costs as it deems fit.
(8) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to deprive a person who has failed to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) of the right to take any other proceedings which, apart from the provisions of this section, may lawfully be taken by a person claiming an interest in property attached under a warrant.
PART V—DOMESTIC PROCEDURES FOR OTHER TYPES OF CO-OPERATION
Assistance with Enforcement of Forfeiture Orders
126. (1) If the Attorney-General is unable to give effect to a forfeiture order, the Attorney-General shall take measures to recover—
(a) the value specified by the ICC as the value of theproperty ordered by the ICC to be forfeited; or
(b) if the ICC has not specified the value of the property, the value that, in the opinion of the Attorney-General, is the value of the property ordered by the ICC to be forfeited.
(2) In a case to which subsection (1) applies, the forfeiture order is to be treated as a fine ordered to paid under the Penal Code for the equivalent amount and may be enforced accordingly as if it were a fine imposed on the date the forfeiture order was registered under this Act.
127. (1) If a forfeiture order is registered under section 123, a person (other than a person convicted of an
offence in respect of which the order was made) who
claims an interest in any of the property to which the order relates may apply to the High Court for an order under section 128.
(2) A person on whom notice of the hearing of the
ICC held in connection with the making of the forfeiture
order was served, or who appeared at the hearing, may
not make an application under subsection (1) without the
leave of the High Court.
(3) The High Court shall not grant leave under
subsection (2) unless it is satisfied that—
(a) the applicant had good reason for failing to attend the hearing held by the ICC in connection with the making of the forfeiture order;
(b) evidence proposed to be adduced by the applicant in connection with the application under subsection (1) was not reasonably available to the applicant at the time of the hearing of the ICC; or
(c) there are special reasons justifying the grant of leave.
(4) An application under subsection (1) shall be made before the expiry of the period of two months beginning on the date on which the forfeiture order is registered in the High Court.
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4), the High Court may grant a person leave to make an application under subsection (1) after the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (4) if it is satisfied that the person's failure to apply within that period was not owing to any neglect on the person's part.
(6) A person who makes an application under subsection (1) shall serve notice of the application on the Attorney-General, who shall be a party to any pro¬ceedings on the application.
(7) This section and section 128 shall have effect subject to any contrary provision in the Rome Statute or
the ICC Rules.
128. (1) This section shall apply if—
(a) a person applies to the High Court for an order under this section in respect of an interest in property; and
(b) the Court is satisfied that the applicant's claim is valid.
(2) The High Court shall make an order
(a) declaring the nature, extent, and value of the applicant's interest in the property; and
(i) directing that the interest be transferred to the applicant; or
(ii) declaring that payment be made to the applicant of an amount equal to the value of the interest declared by the Court.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Court may, if it thinks fit, refuse to make an order under that subsection if it is satisfied that—
(a) the applicant was, in any respect, involved in the commission of the offence in respect of which the order was made; or
(b) although the applicant acquired the interest at the time of or after the commission of the offence, it was not acquired in good faith and for value.
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.