Slovenia reiterates its commitment to victims of Rome Statute crimes
The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) welcomes the voluntary contribution of EUR 15,000 from the Republic of Slovenia this year. This contribution will be used to redress the harm suffered by victims of Rome Statute crimes, through reparation awards ordered by the ICC and other programmes for their benefit.
The TFV relies on financial contributions to implement its programmes. Unrestricted voluntary contributions, such as this donation from Slovenia, are important to allow the Board of Directors the flexibility to allocate the resources to programmes where it is most impactful and necessary.
Mr. Andres Parmas, member of the TFV Board of Directors, welcomed the contribution and stated, "The Trust Fund for Victims extends its gratitude to the Government of Slovenia for the increased financial support this year and for its dedication to the TFV's efforts in assisting victims of crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, their families, and affected communities."
Since 2004, the TFV has received over EUR 48 million from 52 States Parties and individuals. This year, the TFV has increased contributions from States Parties by 35% from 2022 from at least 23 States Parties. Slovenia has been supporting the TFV through voluntary contributions since 2006 and continues to do so regularly.
With the voluntary contributions it receives, the TFV is implementing reparations programmes for victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes. In 2023, the International Criminal Court has concluded the first judicial cycle marked by the completion of the TFV reparation programme for victims in the Katanga case. The TFV continues implementing reparations programmes for victims in the cases of Lubanga and Ntaganda (Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and in the Al Mahdi case (Situation in Mali), while awaiting the reparations order in the Ongwen case (Situation in Uganda).
The TFV has other programmes which provide medical treatment, trauma counselling, education, socio-economic support and peacebuilding initiatives. Such programmes are currently being implemented in the situations in Central African Republic (I and II), Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Mali and Uganda.