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Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, No. 27 of 2002

Long title


To provide for a framework to ensure the effective implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in South Africa; to ensure that South Africa conforms with its obligations set out in the Statute; to provide for the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes; to provide for the prosecution in South African courts of persons accused of having committed the said crimes in South Africa and beyond the borders of South Africa in certain circumstances; to provide for the arrest of persons accused of having committed the said crimes and their surrender to the said Court in certain circumstances; to provide for cooperation by South Africa with the said Court; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS, OBJECTS AND INTERPRETATION OF ACT
1 Definitions
2 Applicable law
3 Objects of Act

CHAPTER 2. JURISDICTION OF SOUTH AFRICAN COURTS AND INSTITUTION OF PROSECUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAN COURTS IN RESPECT OF CRIMES
4 Jurisdiction of South African courts in respect of crimes
5 Institution of prosecutions in South African courts

CHAPTER 3. FUNCTIONING, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF COURT IN SOUTH AFRICA
6 Seat of Court in Republic
7 Privileges and immunities of Court

CHAPTER 4. COOPERATION WITH AND ASSISTANCE TO COURT IN OR OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA

PART 1. COOPERATION WITH COURT: ARREST OF PERSONS AND THEIR SURRENDER TO COURT
8 Endorsement of warrants of arrest
9 Provisional warrants of arrest
10 Proceedings before competent court after arrest for purposes of surrender
11 Removal of persons surrendered
12 Entry and passage of persons in custody through the Republic
13 Discharge of persons not surrendered

PART 2. JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE TO COURT
14 Areas of cooperation and judicial assistance
15 Request for assistance in obtaining evidence
16 Examination of witnesses
17 Rights and privileges of witnesses before magistrate
18 Offences by witnesses
19 Attendance of witnesses in proceedings before Court
20 Transfer of prisoner to give evidence or to assist in investigations
21 Service of process and documents
22 Registration of restraint order
23 Effect of registration of restraint order
24 Setting aside of registration of restraint order
25 Registration of sentence of fine or compensatory order
26 Effect of registration of sentence of fine or compensatory order
27 Registration of confiscation order
28 Effect of registration of confiscation order
29 Setting aside of registration of confiscation order
30 Entry, search and seizure
31 Designation of Republic as State in which sentences of imprisonment can be served
32 Enforcement of sentence of imprisonment

CHAPTER 5. MISCELLANEOUS
33 President may enter into agreements
34 Admissibility of documents
35 Act not to limit provision of other assistance
36 Conversion of currencies
37 Offences against administration of justice in terms of Statute
38 Regulations
39 Amendment of laws
40 Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. CRIMES (SECTIONS 1(vii) AND 4(1)
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. LAWS AMENDED (SECTION 39)
Annex. ANNEXURE. ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (SECTION 1(xix) - ANNEXED FOR INFORMATION

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