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Part 12 Financing: Financement, Art.117 Assessment of contributions/Calcul des contributions

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 July 2024

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

This chapter comments on Article 117 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 115(a) of the Rome Statute declares that one of the two sources of the funds of the Court shall be assessed contributions made by States Parties. Article 117 recognizes the principle of differential assessment, using the United Nations scale of assessments as the model, but it does not impose a precise formula. The task of specifying the assessed contributions falls, by implication, to the Assembly of States Parties. Each year, the Assembly of States Parties adopts a resolution on the assessment. The most recent ‘[d]ecides that for 2015, the contributions of States Parties shall be assessed in accordance with an agreed scale of assessment, based on the scale adopted by the United Nations for its regular budget applied for 2013–2015, and adjusted in accordance with the principles on which the scale is based’.

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