Monday, July 25, 2011

What Does the ICC Cost? Court Requests $170 million for 2012

In a budget document released last week, the ICC requested 117,730,000 Euros for its 2012 budget, about $170,000,000. This is an increase of almost 14% from the 2011 budget. It's unclear, however, whether the Court's governing body, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), will approve the request at its session in December or how it will fare under the scrutiny of the ASP's Committee on Budget and Finance.

Among the specific budget items for 2012:

Judiciary: $14.83 million (8.7%)
Office of the Prosecutor (OTP): $45.73 million (27%)
Registry: $100.55 million (59.4%)
Secretariat of the Trust Fund for Victims: $2.53 million (1.5%)
Permanent Premises Project Director’s Office: $0.79 million (0.5%)
Independent Oversight Mechanism: €0.46 million (0.3%)

Of the funds requested for the OTP, it has asked for an additional $7.7 million for its Libya investigation which was referred to the Court by the UN Security Council in February.

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