During the 17th Session of the Assembly of States Parties held in The Hague, Germany announced a voluntary contribution of €300,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV). This contribution is earmarked to reparations which will enable the TFV to continue activities under its reparations mandates, delivering reparative justice to victims of crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
Welcoming the contribution from Germany, Board member, Mama Koité Doumbia, said: “Victims of ICC crimes have the right to receive reparations for the harms they suffered. The contribution of Germany, a long-standing partner of the Trust Fund for Victims, will help us support victims and their families on their path of healing and recovery from harm, so that they can rebuild their lives.”
In order to make justice a meaningful reality, the Rome Statute’s uniquely victim-centric framework provides important roles for victims to participate in judicial proceedings, as well as of victims to receive reparations and assistance for their benefit, their families, and their communities.
In 2002, the TFV was established under the Rome Statute, in order to support recovery and resilience for to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
The role of the TFV is to ensure victims’ rights to reparations and assistance are realised in the international criminal justice system.
To date, Germany has contributed over €3,8 million to the Trust Fund for Victims since 2006.