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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Trust Fund for Victims: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Katharina Peschke

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 November 2020

Subject(s):
International crimes — International criminal law, victims — Financial assistance — International courts and tribunals, procedure — International criminal courts and tribunals, procedure — Reparations — Reparation

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Trust Fund for Victims (‘TFV’ or ‘Trust Fund’), operating within the institutional context of the International Criminal Court (ICC), is an unprecedented body in international criminal law. Its creation is provided for in Article 79 Rome Statute of the ICC (‘Rome Statute’ or ‘Statute’), which states in its para 1: ‘A Trust Fund shall be established by decision of the Assembly of States Parties for the benefit of victims within the jurisdiction of the Court, and of the families of such victims’. 2 In the context of the International Criminal Tribunal for the...
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