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Part 7 Penalties: Les Peines, Art.79 Trust Fund/Fonds au profit des victimes

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: 13 June 2024

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

This chapter comments on Article 79 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 79 deals with the Trust Fund for Victims established to facilitate the distribution of money and other assets obtained as a result of convictions by the Court. The Trust Fund operates ‘for the benefit of victims’. The term ‘victims’ is defined by Rule 85 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence as ‘natural persons who have suffered harm as a result of the commission of any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court’. The Trust Fund may also benefit ‘families of such victims’.

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