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Part 12 Financing: Financement, Art.116 Voluntary contributions/Contributions volontaires

William A. Schabas

From: The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd Edition)

William A Schabas

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 June 2024

Elements of crimes — International criminal law, victims — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence

This chapter comments on Article 116 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 116 allows the Court to receive and utilize, as additional funds, voluntary contributions from Governments, international organizations, individuals, corporations and other entities, in accordance with relevant criteria adopted by the Assembly of States Parties. This criteria is set out in the Financial Regulations and Rules, which specify that voluntary contributions must be ‘consistent with the nature and functions of the Court’. Amounts received by the Court in the form of voluntary contributions have been modest. For the year 2014, they totalled less than €600,000, almost all of this earmarked for special projects such as building legal expertise, cooperation, relocation, and seminars.

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