Request for transit


Australia - International Criminal Court Act No. 41 2002 (2018) EN

Part 4—Other requests by ICC

Division 2—Documentation to accompany request

50 Documentation for request
(2) A request for transit under paragraph 3 of article 89 of the Statute
must contain, or be accompanied by, the following information and documents:
(a) a description of the person to be transported;
(b) a brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterisation; and
(c) a copy of the warrant for arrest and surrender.

Part 9—Transportation of persons in custody through Australia

150 Transportation of persons in custody through Australia
(2) Subject to this section, the Attorney-General must authorise the transportation of the transportee through Australia in the custody of a person specified by the Attorney-General if the ICC has, in accordance with section 8, made a request for the transportation that contains:
(a) a description of the transportee; and
(b) a brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterisation; and
(c) the warrant for the arrest and surrender of the transportee.

Australia - Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act No. 85 1987 (2018)

Part V—Custody of persons in transit
29 Transit
(1) If a person is to be transported in custody from a foreign country through Australia to another foreign country for the purposes of:
(a) giving evidence in a proceeding; or
(b) giving assistance in relation to an investigation;
relating to a criminal matter in the other foreign country, the person:
(c) may be transported through Australia in the custody of another person; and
(d) if an aircraft or ship by which the person is being transported lands or calls at a place in Australia—shall be kept in such custody as the Attorney General directs in writing until his or her transportation is continued.
(2) Where a person who is being held in custody pursuant to a direction under paragraph (1)(d) and the person’s transportation is not, in the opinion of the Attorney General, continued within a reasonable time, the Attorney General may direct that the person be transported in custody to the foreign country from which the person was first transported .

Rome Statute

Article 89 Surrender of persons to the Court


(a) A State Party shall authorize, in accordance with its national procedural law, transportation through its territory of a person being surrendered to the Court by another State, except where transit through that State would impede or delay the surrender.

(b) A request by the Court for transit shall be transmitted in accordance with article 87. The request for transit shall contain:

(i) A description of the person being transported;

(ii) A brief statement of the facts of the case and their legal characterization; and

(iii) The warrant for arrest and surrender;

(c) A person being transported shall be detained in custody during the period of transit;

(d) No authorization is required if the person is transported by air and no landing is scheduled on the territory of the transit State;

(e) If an unscheduled landing occurs on the territory of the transit State, that State may require a request for transit from the Court as provided for in subparagraph (b). The transit State shall detain the person being transported until the request for transit is received and the transit is effected, provided that detention for purposes of this subparagraph may not be extended beyond 96 hours from the unscheduled landing unless the request is received within that time.