Provisional arrest - release - ICC proceedings


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

Part 3—Requests by the ICC for arrest and surrender of persons

Division 3—Arrest of persons

23 Remand
(2) The magistrate must satisfy himself or herself whether:
(a) the person is the person specified in the warrant; and
(b) the person was arrested in accordance with this Act; and
(c) section 131 has been complied with in respect of the arrest.
(3) If the magistrate is not satisfied as to any one or more of the matters mentioned in subsection (2), the magistrate must order the release of the person from custody. However, the making of the order does not prevent the person from being arrested under a further warrant issued under section 20 or 21.

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.