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The United Nations (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals) Order 2018

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Proceedings before competent court after arrest

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6.—(1) As soon as practicable after a person (“P”) is arrested under an endorsed warrant, P must be brought before a competent court, and (subject to paragraph (6)) the court must make the appropriate order and remand P until it is executed.

(2) Where the purpose of the arrest is to enable P to be brought before the Mechanism, the appropriate order is that P be delivered up into the custody of the Mechanism in accordance with arrangements made by the Secretary of State with the Registrar.

(3) Where the purpose of the arrest is to enable P to be taken to a place to undergo trial in accordance with a referral of the Mechanism under article 6 of the Statute, or imprisonment under a sentence of the Mechanism, the appropriate order is that P be delivered up into the custody of the state in which that place is situated, in accordance with arrangements made by the Secretary of State with that state.

(4) Where, in the case of a person (“Q”) arrested under a provisional warrant, a transfer order is produced to the court, (subject to paragraph (6)) the court must—

(a)order that Q be delivered up into the custody of the Mechanism in accordance with arrangements made by the Secretary of State with the Registrar; and

(b)remand Q until it is executed.

(5) If it is shown to the satisfaction of the competent court that other criminal proceedings (not being proceedings under the Extradition Act 2003(1)) have been instituted in respect of the arrested person in a national court and that those proceedings—

(a)have not been finally determined so far as they relate to conduct which would not constitute a Mechanism crime; or

(b)have not been discontinued (whether in pursuance of this Order or otherwise) so far as they relate to conduct which would constitute a Mechanism crime,

the proceedings under this article must be adjourned and the competent court may remand the arrested person until the other criminal proceedings have been finally determined or have been discontinued.

(6) An order must not be made under paragraph (1) or (4) if it is shown to the satisfaction of the competent court—

(a)that the document purporting to be a warrant or transfer order issued by the Mechanism is not such a warrant or order or, in the case of a warrant, that it has not been endorsed in accordance with article 4;

(b)that the person brought before the court is not the person named or described in the warrant or transfer order;

(c)where the person has not been convicted by the Mechanism of the offence specified in the warrant, transfer order or any accompanying document, that the offence is not a Mechanism crime; or

(d)notwithstanding that the offence is a Mechanism crime, that the person would if charged with it in the United Kingdom not be prosecuted or convicted due to the operation of any rule of law relating to previous acquittal or conviction.

(7) If the competent court refuses to make an order under paragraph (1) or (4), it must make an order remanding the person arrested (“R”) until the Secretary of State, or in the case of proceedings in Scotland the Lord Advocate, has been notified of its decision and of the grounds for it; and—

(a)if the Secretary of State or the Lord Advocate, on being so notified immediately informs the court that it is intended to question the decision on the ground that it is wrong in law, the order remanding R continues to have effect so long as the case is pending; or

(b)if the court is not so informed, R must be released.

(8) Nothing in this Order requires a competent court to be satisfied that there is evidence sufficient to warrant the trial of an accused person by the Mechanism.

(9) Where a competent court makes an order under paragraph (1) or (4) in respect of a person (“S”)—

(a)who has been remanded under section 21(4), 21A(6) or 92(4) of the Extradition Act 2003; or

(b)in respect of whom an order, other than a sentence of imprisonment or detention, has been made in criminal proceedings which have been finally determined,

it may make such other order as is necessary to give effect to the endorsed warrant or transfer order; and such other order may suspend or revoke a warrant, sentence (not being a sentence of imprisonment or detention) or other order made by that or any other court or any magistrate or other judicial officer in respect of S.

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2003 c. 41. Section 21 as amended by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c.12), Schedule 11(4), paras. 105(2) and (3), and both section 21 and section 92, as amended by the Police and Justice Act 2006 (c.48), Schedule 13(1), para. 16(2); the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), section 40(4) and Schedule 9, paragraph 81, the Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48), section 42 and Schedule 13, paragraphs 1-3, 5, 8, 13-19, 25-26, the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c.26), sections 70, 71, 73-76, 78, the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c. 22), section 50 and Schedule 20, paragraphs 4-6, 10-13, 15, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), sections 160-164, 167, 169, and S.I. 2015/992, article 3(10)-(15). There are other amendments, but none relevant to this Order

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