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International Criminal Court Act 2001

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Checking of fingerprints or samples

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7(1)This paragraph applies to—

(a)fingerprints or samples taken under this Schedule, and

(b)information derived from such samples.

(2)The fingerprints, samples or information may be used only for the purpose of an investigation into a relevant offence.

(3)In particular, a check may not be made against them under—

(a)section 63A(1) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60) (checking of fingerprints and samples), or

(b)Article 63A(1) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)) (checking of fingerprints and samples),

except for the purpose of an investigation into a relevant offence.

(4)The fingerprints, samples or information may be checked, subject to sub-paragraph (2), against—

(a)other fingerprints or samples taken under this Schedule or information derived from such samples,

(b)any of the fingerprints, samples and information mentioned in section 63A(1)(a) and (b) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (checking of fingerprints and samples), and

(c)any of the fingerprints, samples and information mentioned in Article 63A(1)(a) and (b) of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (checking of fingerprints and samples).

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph a “relevant offence” means an ICC crime or an offence under Part 5 of this Act.

(6)Before fingerprints or a sample are taken from a person under this Schedule, he shall be informed that they may be used as mentioned in this paragraph.

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