CHAPTER 2. SURRENDER OF PERSONS TO THE ICC
§ 2. Provisional arrest
After the person claimed has been questioned in accordance with article 55, paragraph 2, and article 59, paragraph 2 of the Statute, the public prosecutor may order that he be detained in police custody for three days from the moment of the provisional arrest.
1. The investigating judge responsible for dealing with criminal cases may, on the application of the public prosecutor, order the remand in custody of the person claimed.
2. Before giving an order pursuant to paragraph 1, the investigating judge shall, if possible, question the person claimed.
1. The investigating judge may, on his own initiative or on the application of the public prosecutor or at the request of the person claimed or his counsel, order that on account of urgent and exceptional circumstances the deprivation of liberty pursuant to the provisions of § 2 of this chapter be ended or discontinued or suspended subject to conditions. The conditions to be imposed shall in any event be designed to prevent absconding.
2. The investigating judge shall not make an order as referred to in subsection 1 until the ICC, having been consulted for this purpose through the intermediary of Our Minister, has made recommendations pursuant to article 59, paragraph 5 of the Statute within a period to be determined by Our Minister.
3. The suspension or discontinuation shall end automatically as soon as the public prosecutor has been informed, in accordance with section 32, of the decision of Our Minister permitting the surrender.
4. Article 80, paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5, and articles 81-88, with the exception of article 86, paragraph 5, of the Code of Criminal Procedure shall apply mutatis mutandis to orders for provisional discontinuation and suspension made pursuant to paragraph 1.
5. The investigating judge may, on his own initiative or on the application of the public prosecutor or at the request of the person claimed or his counsel, terminate the order for remand in custody if no request for surrender, together with the relevant documents, has been received from the ICC within sixty days of the date of the provisional arrest.
The public prosecutor shall notify Our Minister immediately of every decision taken pursuant to sections 13, 14, 15 or 16
1. In urgent cases, the Court may request the provisional arrest of the person sought, pending presentation of the request for surrender and the documents supporting the request as specified in article 91.