§ 4. General provisions of criminal law and criminal procedure
Criminal prosecution for one of the crimes referred to in this Act is excluded with respect to:
(a) foreign heads of state, heads of government and ministers of foreign affairs, as long as they are in office, and other persons in so far as their immunity is recognised under customary international law;
(b) persons who have immunity under any Convention applicable within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
CHAPTER 5. ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE HOST STATE
1. If witnesses, experts, victims or other persons who should be present at the seat of the ICC, no matter what their nationality, come to the Netherlands in response to a summons or subpoena or a warrant to bring them before the ICC or in response to a request of the ICC to the Netherlands for admission in accordance with the conditions in the headquarters agreement referred to in article 3, paragraph 2 of the Statute, they may not be prosecuted, arrested or subjected to any other measure that restricts their liberty in the Netherlands for offences or convictions that preceded their arrival in the Netherlands.
2. The immunity referred to in subsection 1 shall cease to apply if the person concerned, although he had the opportunity to leave the Netherlands, for fifteen successive days after the date on which his presence was no longer required by the ICC has remained in the Netherlands or has returned to the Netherlands within that period.
2. Immunities or special procedural rules which may attach to the official capacity of a person, whether under national or international law, shall not bar the Court from exercising its jurisdiction over such a person.
1. The Court may not proceed with a request for surrender or assistance which would require the requested State to act inconsistently with its obligations under international law with respect to the State or diplomatic immunity of a person or property of a third State, unless the Court can first obtain the cooperation of that third State for the waiver of the immunity.
2. The Court may not proceed with a request for surrender which would require the requested State to act inconsistently with its obligations under international agreements pursuant to which the consent of a sending State is required to surrender a person of that State to the Court, unless the Court can first obtain the cooperation of the sending State for the giving of consent for the surrender.
From the date on which the Court establishes a social security scheme, the persons referred to in articles 15, 16 and 17 shall, with respect to services rendered for the Court, be exempt from all compulsory contributions to national social security schemes.