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Part 9 International Cooperation and Judicial Assistance: Coopération Internationale Et Assistance Judiciaire, Art.99 Execution of requests under articles 93 and 96/Exécution des demandes présentées au titre des articles 93 et 96

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 January 2021

Subject(s):
Judges — Elements of crimes — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 99 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 99 completes articles 93 and 96 by providing for the execution of requests for assistance subject to those provisions. Paragraph 1 confirms that this will take place in accordance with applicable national law. Paragraph 2 states that when a request is urgent, the response should be sent urgently. Paragraph 3 concerns the language and form of the response. Paragraph 4 enables the Prosecutor to execute a request directly on the territory of a State Party. Paragraph confirms the application of special rules concerning national security in such situations.

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