Volume II, s.7 International Cooperation and Judicial Assistance, 40 The Obligation to Cooperate
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
- Judicial assistance — Jurisdiction — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Customary international law — Prosecutors — Treaties, observance
Unlike national courts and the military tribunals of Nuremberg and Tokyo established in the territory occupied by the Allied Powers in the aftermath of World War II, the ICC is not endowed with police or military forces authorized and empowered to apprehend suspects or to gather evidence. For these tasks, the ICC depends, as the ICTY and the ICTR do, on the cooperation of existing national criminal justice systems. 1 Part 9 of the Statute deals with the key issues of international cooperation with the Court. Provisions laying down an obligation for States to...