Identification and whereabouts of persons - national procedures for ICC proceedings


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

Part 4—Other requests by ICC

Division 4—Identifying or locating persons or things
63 Assistance in identifying or locating persons or things
(1) This section applies if:
(a) the ICC requests assistance in locating, or identifying and locating, a person or thing; and
(b) the Attorney-General is satisfied that:
(i) the request relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding before the ICC; and
(ii) the person or thing is or may be in Australia.
(2) The Attorney-General is to execute the request by authorising, in writing, the making of inquiries for the purpose of locating, or identifying and locating, the person or thing.
(3) If the Attorney-General authorises the making of such inquiries, an appropriate authority is to locate, or identify and locate, the person or thing.
(4) The authority is to notify the Attorney-General of the result of the inquiries.
(5) This section does not give to any person a power to enter premises.

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

Part IVA—Forensic procedures
Division 2—Requests by foreign countries
28B Requests by foreign countries for forensic procedures
(1) If a foreign country requests that a forensic procedure be carried out on a person, the Attorney General may authorise a constable to apply, in accordance with Part ID of the Crimes Act 1914, to a magistrate for an order for the carrying out of the forensic procedure on the person, so long as, if the person is a suspect within the meaning of subsection 23WA(1) of that Act, the constable is an authorised applicant within the meaning of that subsection.
(2) The Attorney General must not authorise a constable under subsection (1) unless the Attorney General is satisfied of the following matters:
(a) a request has been made by a foreign country that a forensic procedure be carried out on a person;
(b) unless the person is a child or an incapable person—the foreign country has:
(i) started investigating whether the person has committed a foreign serious offence against its laws; or
(ii) started proceedings against the person for a foreign serious offence;
(c) the person is, or is believed to be, in Australia;
(d) the foreign country has given:
(i) appropriate undertakings in relation to the retention, use and destruction of forensic material, or of information obtained from analysis of that forensic material; and
(ii) any other undertakings that the Attorney General considers necessary;
(e) unless the person is a child or an incapable person—the person has been given an opportunity to consent to the forensic procedure and has not consented to it;
(f) if the person is a child or an incapable person, the matters specified in subsection (3).
(3) If the person is a child or an incapable person, the Attorney General must:
(a) be satisfied that either of the following applies:
(i) the consent of the parent or guardian cannot reasonably be obtained or has been withdrawn;
(ii) the parent or guardian is a suspect in relation to the foreign serious offence; and
(b) believe that, having regard to the best interests of the child or incapable person, it is appropriate to make the authorisation.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(a) The identification and whereabouts of persons or the location of items;