Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section E. Cooperation with international criminal tribunals
Sweden’s Cooperation with the International Tribunals Act (1995), as amended, states:
This Act applies in relation to
- the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia established by the United Nations Security Council on 25 May 1993, and
- the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda established by the United Nations Security Council on 8 November 1994.
Should either of the Tribunals request legal assistance of Sweden, the requested measure shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
In 2002, Sweden enacted the Cooperation with the International Criminal Court Act (2002), which provides for cooperation with the ICC in “the investigation or prosecution [related] to genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes”, “the investigation or prosecution [related] to an offence against the administration of justice by the International Criminal Court”, and “on enforcement of the rulings of the International Criminal Court and on the transit through Sweden of persons deprived of their liberty”.