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International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Background

      1. Part 1 - Offences

        1. Section 1 – Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

        2. Section 2 – Conduct ancillary to genocide etc.

        3. Section 3 – Trial and punishment of main offences

        4. Section 4 – Offences in relation to the ICC

        5. Section 5 – Responsibility of military commanders and other superiors

        6. Section 6 – Proceedings against persons becoming resident in the United Kingdom

        7. Section 7 – Meaning of “ancillary offence”

        8. Section 8 – Mental element

        9. Section 9 – Application of the principles of the law of Scotland, construction etc.

        10. Section 10 – Amendment of Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

      2. Part 2 – Assistance

        1. Section 11 – Provision of assistance to the ICC

        2. Section 12 – Questioning

        3. Section 13 – Taking or production of evidence

        4. Section 14 – Taking or production of evidence: further provisions

        5. Section 15 – Service of process

        6. Section 16 – Entry, search and seizure

        7. Section 17 – Taking of fingerprints etc.

        8. Section 18 – Provision of records and documents

        9. Section 19 – Investigation of proceeds of ICC crime

        10. Section 20 – Freezing orders in respect of property liable to forfeiture

      3. Part 3 – Enforcement of Sentences and Orders

        1. Section 23 – Detention in Scotland of certain prisoners

        2. Section 24 – Limited disapplication of certain provisions relating to sentences

        3. Section 25 – Amendment of Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984

        4. Section 26 – Power to make provision for enforcement of orders

      4. Part 4 – General

        1. Section 27 – Supplementary provisions relating to the ICC

        2. Section 28 – Interpretation

      5. Schedule 1 – Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes: Articles 6 to 9

      6. Schedule 4 – Taking of Fingerprints Etc.

      7. Schedule 5 – Investigation of Proceeds of Icc Crime

        1. Part 1 – Production or access orders

        2. Part 2 – Search Warrants

      8. Schedule 6 – Freezing Orders in Respect of Property Liable to Forfeiture

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