Privileges and immunities – victims – APIC

Mauritius

International Criminal Court Act 2011

PART III – STATUS AND PRIVILEGES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

10. Privileges and immunities

(2) The Deputy Registrar, and the staff of the International Criminal Court, counsels, experts, witnesses and other persons involved in proceedings before the International Criminal Court shall enjoy such privileges and facilities necessary for the performance of their functions in Mauritius as may be prescribed.

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ARTICLE 20 Victims

1. Victims participating in the proceedings in accordance with rules 89 to 91 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence shall enjoy the following privileges, immunities and facilities to the extent necessary for their appearance before the Court, including the time spent on journeys in connection with their appearance before the Court, subject to the production of the document referred to in paragraph 2 of this article:

(a) Immunity from personal arrest or detention;

(b) Immunity from seizure of their personal baggage unless there are serious grounds for believing that the baggage contains articles the import or export of which is prohibited by law or controlled by the quarantine regulations of the State Party concerned;

(c) Immunity from legal process of every kind in respect of words spoken or written and all acts performed by them in the course of their appearance before the Court, which immunity shall continue to be accorded even after their appearance before the Court;

(d) Exemption from immigration restrictions or alien registration when they travel to and from the Court for purposes of their appearance.

2. Victims participating in the proceedings in accordance with rules 89 to 91 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence who enjoy the privileges, immunities and facilities referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be provided by the Court with a document certifying their participation in the proceedings of the Court and specifying a time period for that participation.