Contents of request for arrest and surrender - national law requirements

New Zealand

International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000



(1)The Attorney-General or the Minister, as the case may be, must consult with the ICC, without delay, if—

(a)a request for assistance is received from the ICC that does not contain or is not accompanied by the appropriate information or the appropriate documents specified in articles 87, 91, 92, 93, or 96 of the Statute; or

(b)the ICC has not provided sufficient information for a request for assistance to be executed; or

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

Part 1
Request by a Tribunal for assistance

5 Form of requests

(1) A request from a Tribunal under section 4 that is in writing and specifies —

(a) the nature of the investigation or prosecution in respect of which the request is made ; and
(b) in a certificate from the Tribunal, that the request is in respect of an investigation or prosecution relating to a Tribunal offence ; and
(c) the legal basis on which the Tribunal relies for conducting the investigation or prosecution ; and
(d) the nature of the assistance sought by the Tribunal ; and
(e) the facts and law relevant to the investigation or prosecution (in addition to the statement required by paragraph (c)); and
(f) the procedure (if any) that the Tribunal wishes the Attorney-General to follow in complying with the request, including the form in which material shall be given to the Tribunal ; and
(g) the period within which the Tribunal wishes the request to be complied with ; and
(h) any confidentiality requirements that the Tribunal con¬siders should be observed ; and
(i) any other matters that the Tribunal considers may assist the Attorney-General in complying with the request ; and
(j ) any other matters that the Attorney-General has previously notified the Tribunal will assist the Attorney-General in complying with the request ,—

shall be received and dealt with in accordance with this Act.

(2) A request for assistance shall not be invalid by reason only of the fact that it does not comply with the requirements of subsection (1).

Part 2
Arrest and surrender of person to a Tribunal

Arrest of persons

6 Notice by Attorney-General

(1) Where—

(b) the request is accompanied by an arrest warrant in relation to the person that was issued by the Tribunal, or by a copy of that warrant authenticated by the Tribunal,—

the Attorney-General shall, by notice in writing, directed to any Judge, state that the request has been received.

(2) Where any notice is sent to a Judge under subsection (1), a copy of—

(a) the arrest warrant referred to in subsection (1)(b) ; and
(b) the request made under section 4 —

shall also be sent to the Judge.

Part 2
Arrest and surrender of person to a Tribunal

Surrender of persons

17 Content of surrender warrant

(1) A surrender warrant in relation to a person (in this section re-ferred to as the "eligible person") shall—

(a) require the person in whose custody the eligible person is being held to release the eligible person into the custody of a constable ; and

(b) authorise the constable to transport the eligible person in custody, and, if necessary or convenient, to detain the eligible person in custody, for the purpose of enabling the eligible person
(i) to be placed in the custody of a specified person who is an officer of the Tribunal or other person authorised by the Tribunal ; and
(ii) to be transported to a place specified by the Tribunal ; and

(c) authorise the specified person to transport the eligible person in custody to a place specified by the Tribunal for the purpose of surrendering the eligible person to a person appointed by the Tribunal to receive the person.

(2) A place referred to in subsection (1 )(b) or (c) may be a place in or outside New Zealand.

Rome Statute

Article 91 Contents of request for arrest and surrender

4. Upon the request of the Court, a State Party shall consult with the Court, either generally or with respect to a specific matter, regarding any requirements under its national law that may apply under paragraph 2 (c). During the consultations, the State Party shall advise the Court of the specific requirements of its national law.