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Australia

Australia - ICC Act 2002 (2016)

Part 2—General provisions relating to requests by the ICC for cooperation

7 What constitutes a request for cooperation

(1) A request for cooperation is a request made by the ICC to Australia, in respect of an investigation or prosecution that the Prosecutor is conducting or proposing to conduct, for:

(a) assistance in connection with any one or more of the following:

(xii) the identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of the proceeds of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and

Part 4—Other requests by ICC

Division 14—Identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of proceeds of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC

Subdivision B—Restraining orders


82 Applying for and making restraining orders

(1) If the request from the ICC referred to in section 81 involves the making of a restraining order, the Attorney General is to authorise the DPP to apply to a specified court for a restraining order against the property concerned.

An Act to facilitate compliance by Australia with obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and for related purposes

Part 2—General provisions relating to requests by the ICC for cooperation

7 What constitutes a request for cooperation

(1) A request for cooperation is a request made by the ICC to Australia, in respect of an investigation or prosecution that the Prosecutor is conducting or proposing to conduct, for:

(a) assistance in connection with any one or more of the following:
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the identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of the proceeds of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and


An Act to facilitate compliance by Australia with obligations under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and for related purposes

Part 4 Other requests by ICC

Division 14—Identification, tracing, and freezing or seizure, of proceeds of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC

Subdivision B- Restraining Orders

If the request from the ICC referred to in section 81 involves the making of a restraining order, the Attorney-General is to authorise a proceeds of crime authority to apply to a specified court for a restraining order against the property concerned.

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:

(k) The identification, tracing and freezing or seizure of proceeds, property and assets and instrumentalities of crimes for the purpose of eventual forfeiture, without prejudice to the rights of bona fide third parties; and