International Criminal Court Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 9
 
  OFFENCES AGAINST THE ICC: ARTICLE 70
  ARTICLE 70
  OFFENCES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
     1. The Court shall have jurisdiction over the following offences against its administration of justice when committed intentionally:
 
 
    (a) Giving false testimony when under an obligation pursuant to article 69, paragraph 1 to tell the truth;
 
    (b) Presenting evidence that the party knows is false or forged;
 
    (c) Corruptly influencing a witness, obstructing or interfering with the attendance or testimony of a witness, retaliating against a witness for giving testimony or destroying, tampering with or interfering with the collection of evidence;
 
    (d) Impeding, intimidating or corruptly influencing an official of the Court for the purpose of forcing or persuading the official not to perform, or to perform improperly, his or her duties;
 
    (e) Retaliating against an official of the Court on account of duties performed by that or another official;
 
    (f) Soliciting or accepting a bribe as an official of the Court in connection with his or her official duties.
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    (a) Each State Party shall extend its criminal laws penalizing offences against the integrity of its own investigative or judicial process to offences against the administration of justice referred to in this article, committed on its territory, or by one of its nationals;
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      NOTE:
 
       Article 69.1, referred to in article 70.1(a), provides as follows:
 
 
    "1. Before testifying, each witness shall, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, give an undertaking as to the truthfulness of the evidence to be given by that witness".
 
 
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