Consultations with the Court

Mauritius

International Criminal Court Act 2011

PART IV – ARREST AND SURRENDER OF PERSONS

13. Postponement of execution of request

(2) The Attorney-General shall consult with the International Criminal Court and agree on a period of time for postponement of the execution of the request in accordance with Article 94 of the Statute, and the Attorney-General shall proceed with the execution of the request after the lapse of that period, unless otherwise agreed with the International Criminal Court

PART IV – ARREST AND SURRENDER OF PERSONS

14. International obligations

(1) Where the Attorney-General considers that the execution of a request for the arrest and surrender of a person may be in conflict with the obligations of Mauritius to a foreign country under international law or international agreements referred to in Article 98 of the Statute, he shall consult with the International Criminal Court

PART IV – ARREST AND SURRENDER OF PERSONS

15. Proceedings after arrest

(2) The Magistrate may, at any time during the enquiry, postpone that enquiry to enable the relevant authorities of Mauritius to have any appropriate consultation on any problem experienced with the execution of any request of the International Criminal Court for co-operation or judicial assistance

PART V - CO-OPERATION AND JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE

31. Consultations with International Criminal Court

(1) The Attorney-General shall consult with the International Criminal Court, without delay, if, for any reason, there are or may be problems with the execution of a request for co-operation.

(2) Before refusing a request for assistance of a kind mentioned in paragraph 1(1) of Article 93 of the Statute, the Attorney-General shall consult with the International Criminal Court to ascertain whether the assistance requested could be provided -
(a) subject to conditions; or
(b) at a later date or in an alternative manner.

(3) Without limiting the types of conditions under which assistance may be provided, the Attorney-General may agree to information or documents being sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on a confidential basis.

Rome Statute

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court

2. Where the person sought for surrender brings a challenge before a national court on the basis of the principle of ne bis in idem as provided in article 20, the requested State shall immediately consult with the Court to determine if there has been a relevant ruling on admissibility. If the case is admissible, the requested State shall proceed with the execution of the request. If an admissibility ruling is pending, the requested State may postpone the execution of the request for surrender of the person until the Court makes a determination on admissibility.

4. If the person sought is being proceeded against or is serving a sentence in the requested State for a crime different from that for which surrender to the Court is sought, the requested State, after making its decision to grant the request, shall consult with the Court.

Article 91 Contents of request for arrest and surrender

4. 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 (c). During the consultations, the State Party shall advise the Court of the specific requirements of its national law.

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

3. Where execution of a particular measure of assistance detailed in a request presented under paragraph 1, is prohibited in the requested State on the basis of an existing fundamental legal principle of general application, the requested State shall promptly consult with the Court to try to resolve the matter. In the consultations, consideration should be given to whether the assistance can be rendered in another manner or subject to conditions. If after consultations the matter cannot be resolved, the Court shall modify the request as necessary.

9.

(a)

(i) In the event that a State Party receives competing requests, other than for surrender or extradition, from the Court and from another State pursuant to an international obligation, the State Party shall endeavour, in consultation with the Court and the other State, to meet both requests, if necessary by postponing or attaching conditions to one or the other request.

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.