The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is the first of its kind in the global movement to end impunity and promote justice. At the end of one of the bloodiest centuries in human history, the international community made a commitment to end impunity, help prevent the gravest crimes known to humanity and bring justice to victims with the adoption of the Rome Statute. This treaty - voted for by 120 nations in 1998, coming into force in 2002 - created the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
For the people who suffer most from these crimes, and who too often are forgotten, the Rome Statute created the Trust Fund for Victims, having two mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations; and (ii) to provide physical and psychosocial rehabilitation or material support to victims of crimes within the jursidiction of the ICC.
TFV activities are funded through fines and forfeitures (reparations mandate) and through voluntary contributions by states and donations by private donors (assistance mandate).
The Trust Fund for Victims supports activities which address the harm resulting from crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court by assisting victims to return to a dignified and contributory life within their communities. The TFV develops its activities with the victims themselves as partners, helping them rebuild their families and communities and regain their place as fully contributing members of their societies.
Currently, the TFV is providing a broad range of support under its assistance mandate - including vocational training, counselling, reconciliation workshops, reconstructive surgery and more - to an estimated 80,000 victims of crimes under the ICC's jurisdiction.
The TFV employs two targeting strategies for this assistance: (1) projects tailored to meet the needs of victims of specific crimes and (2) large-scale projects to help communities rebuild themselves and establish long-term peace and reconciliation. You can read more about these on ourprojectsandsuccess storiespages.
You can also find more information about our legal basis, our two mandates, and our current projects using the links above. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact us at Trust.Fund@icc-cpi.int.