Explanatory Notes

International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001

2001 asp 13

24 September 2001

The Act


Part 2 – Assistance
Section 16 – Entry, search and seizure

32.Under article 93.1(g) and (h), the ICC can ask for sites to be examined and searches and seizures to be carried out on its behalf. This section provides that, where the Scottish Ministers believe implementation of a request requires the exercise of powers of entry, search and seizure, they may make arrangements for the procurator fiscal to apply for a warrant which will grant the necessary powers to a constable. This would be done in line with a court’s powers to grant a warrant at common law.