CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
The Hague District Court has exclusive competence to deal with requests from the ICC for cooperation or assistance and to hear any appeal, complaint or objection in connection therewith, in so far as this is the responsibility of the courts.
(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.