Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section E. Cooperation with international criminal tribunals
Uganda’s ICC Act (2010) states:
21. Making of requests.
(1) Subject to subsection (2), a request [by the ICC] for assistance shall be made in writing, directly to the Minister.
(2) A request for provisional arrest (article 92) or for other forms of co-operation (article 93) or an urgent request for arrest and surrender (article 89) may be made using any medium capable of delivering a written record including facsimile or electronic mail.
The Minister shall consult with the ICC, without delay, if, for any reason there is or may be a problem with the execution of a request for assistance.
24. Response to be sent to ICC.
(1) The Minister shall notify the ICC, without delay, of his or her response to a request for assistance and of the outcome of any action that has been taken in relation to it.
(2) If the Minister decides, in accordance with the Statute and this Act, to refuse or postpone the assistance requested, in whole or in part, the notification to the ICC shall set out the reasons for the decision.
(3) If the request for assistance cannot be executed for any other reason, the notification to the ICC shall set out the reasons for the inability or failure to execute the request.
67. Uganda may act as State of enforcement
(1) The minister may notify the ICC that Uganda is willing to allow persons who are ICC prisoners as a result of being sentenced to imprisonment by the ICC to serve these sentences in Uganda, subject to any conditions consistent with the State and Rules, specified in the notification.
101. Legal personality and privileges and immunities.
(1) The ICC shall have legal personality in Uganda with such legal capacity as may be necessary for the performance of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes.