PART 3 - GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
Official capacity of suspect or accused no bar to request
Official capacity of person no bar to request—
(1)The existence of any immunity or special procedural rule attaching to the official capacity of any person is not a ground for—
(a)refusing or postponing the execution of a request for surrender or other assistance by the ICC; or
(b)holding that a person is ineligible for surrender, transfer, or removal to the ICC or another State under this Act; or
(c)holding that a person is not obliged to provide the assistance sought in a request by the ICC.
(2)Subsection (1) applies subject to section 66 and section 120, but despite any other enactment or rule of law.
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.