Islamic Republic of Iran
Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
In 1997, during plenary discussions in the UN General Assembly on a report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Islamic Republic of Iran stated:
Since the inception of the [ICTY], the Islamic Republic of Iran has strongly supported its various activities aimed at terminating the culture of impunity. Accordingly, [the Islamic Republic of Iran], as have done many other States, has already expressed its readiness to accept the convicted persons so that they can serve their sentences in Iranian prisons. However, the report [of the ICTY] indicates that some of the States or entities of the former Yugoslavia, in particular the so-called Republika Srpska, still resist full cooperation with the Tribunal and refuse to arrest and transfer the main indictees to face justice. Such intractable recalcitrance cannot and should not be tolerated by the international community and thus deserves to be condemned.