Sweden says it is considering a UN request to accept former Liberian President Charles Taylor as a prisoner if he is convicted of war crimes.
He faces the charges in the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, which requested his trial be transferred to The Hague for security reasons.
But the Dutch government said it would only accept this if any ensuing jail term was served in another country.
Mr Taylor is accused of backing rebels in Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 civil war.
They committed widespread atrocities, such as chopping off people’s limbs, as they fought to topple the government.