September 17, 2021

ICC signs enforcement agreement with Sweden

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Kingdom of Sweden have concluded an agreement on the enforcement of sentences, according to a Press Release by the ICC on Wednesday.

ICC President Judge Silvia Fernández and Minister for Home Affairs of Sweden H.E. Anders Ygeman

Under the agreement, persons convicted by the ICC may serve their sentences of imprisonment in Sweden if so decided by the Court and accepted by Sweden. The agreement has entered into force on 26 April 2017.

The Rome Statute provides that sentences of imprisonment imposed by the ICC “shall be served in a State designated by the Court from a list of States which have indicated to the Court their willingness to accept sentenced persons”.

Similar agreements on the enforcement of sentences are currently in force between the ICC and the governments of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Mali, Norway, Serbia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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