CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. A request received from the ICC, in accordance with the Statute, for cooperation, for enforcement or for prosecution of an offence against the administration of justice of the ICC shall be dealt with by Our Minister. If the request is not addressed to Our Minister, the addressee shall immediately transmit the request to him.
2. Unless Our Minister is able to deal with the request himself or considers that additional information is first required from the ICC, and subject to subsections 3 and 4, he shall immediately transmit the request to the public prosecutor at The Hague District Court.
3. If the request relates to the enforcement of a sentence of imprisonment imposed by the ICC, Our Minister shall act in accordance with the provisions of sections 67 and 68.
4. If the request relates to the enforcement of an order for reparations as referred to in article 75 of the Statute, Our Minister shall take the necessary measures for the proper enforcement of the order. If the order entails an obligation on the convicted person to pay a sum of money for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries, Our Minister shall immediately transmit the request to the public prosecutor at The Hague District Court, who will then act in accordance with sections 72 and 83.
5. A request for assistance shall be dealt with by Our Minister or by the authorities designated by him for this purpose.
6. Our Minister shall regularly inform the ICC of the progress made in dealing with the requests.
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. If Our Minister considers that there are obstacles or impediments to granting a request of the ICC for cooperation or enforcement, he shall immediately consult with the ICC in order to remove these obstacles or impediments.
2. The following may in any event constitute obstacles or impediments as referred to in subsection 1:
(a) insufficient information for the request to be granted;
(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
(b) When appropriate, without prejudice to the provisions of subparagraph (a), requests may also be transmitted through the International Criminal Police Organization or any appropriate regional organization.
2. Requests for cooperation and any documents supporting the request shall either be in or be accompanied by a translation into an official language of the requested State or one of the working languages of the Court, in accordance with the choice made by that State upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to this choice shall be made in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
3. The requested State shall keep confidential a request for cooperation and any documents supporting the request, except to the extent that the disclosure is necessary for execution of the request.
4. In relation to any request for assistance presented under this Part, the Court may take such measures, including measures related to the protection of information, as may be necessary to ensure the safety or physical or psychological well-being of any victims, potential witnesses and their families. The Court may request that any information that is made available under this Part shall be provided and handled in a manner that protects the safety and physical or psychological well-being of any victims, potential witnesses and their families.
(a) The Court may invite any State not party to this Statute to provide assistance under this Part on the basis of an ad hoc arrangement, an agreement with such State or any other appropriate basis.
(b) Where a State not party to this Statute, which has entered into an ad hoc arrangement or an agreement with the Court, fails to cooperate with requests pursuant to any such arrangement or agreement, the Court may so inform the Assembly of States Parties or, where the Security Council referred the matter to the Court, the Security Council.
6. The Court may ask any intergovernmental organization to provide information or documents. The Court may also ask for other forms of cooperation and assistance which may be agreed upon with such an organization and which are in accordance with its competence or mandate.
7. Where a State Party fails to comply with a request to cooperate by the Court contrary to the provisions of this Statute, thereby preventing the Court from exercising its functions and powers under this Statute, the Court may make a finding to that effect and refer the matter to the Assembly of States Parties or, where the Security Council referred the matter to the Court, to the Security Council.