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Motoo Noguchi, Chair of the Board of Directors, presented the annual report to the ASP 2017

Press release: 28.11.2017

In November 2017, Germany announced a voluntary contribution of €300,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV). The unrestricted contribution enables the TFV to continue activities under its assistance and reparations mandates, delivering reparative justice to victims of crimes under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

Press release: 02.10.2017

The government of the United Kingdom announces a contribution of GBP 250,000 to provide support to victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Press Release: The Hague, 27 September 2017 

On Monday, 25 September 2017, the Egyptian American law professor Cherif Bassiouni passed away. Remembering Mr. Bassiouni as the “father of international criminal law”, the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) recalls his immense impact on victims’ rights in international law. “Cherif Bassiouni was a distinguished advocate for victims of mass atrocities,” said Mr. Noguchi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund.

Press Release: 18.09.2017

The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, was received by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday 15 September 2017. Board member of the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV), Felipe Michelini, joined the delegation on the visit to the Vatican.

Press Release 26 July 2017

On 25 July 2017, The Trust Fund for Victims (“the Trust Fund”) at the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) presented to ICC Trial Chamber II a draft implementation plan for individual and collective reparations according to the order for reparations against Germain Katanga.

On 25 July 2017, the Trust Fund for Victims submits its draft implementation plan with respect to Trial Chamber II’s order for reparations of 24 March 2017 in the Katanga case. In its order for reparations, the Trial Chamber ordered awards for reparations to 297 identified victims, comprised of an individual symbolic compensation award of $250 to each victim and four collective awards to all identified victims in the form of housing assistance, education assistance, income generating activities, and psychological rehabilitation. 

WHAT IS THE DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN?

On 25 July 2017, the Trust Fund for Victims (Trust Fund) submitted the draft implementation plan (DIP) for reparations in the Katanga case, as ordered by Trial Chamber II on 24 March 2017. The Trial Chamber previously granted the Trust Fund an extension for the filing of the DIP. The DIP describes the projects and services that the Trust Fund intends to implement for the individual and collective awards ordered by the Trial Chamber.

Trust Fund for Victims mourns passing of Simone Veil

Press Release: The Hague, 03 July 2017 

With deep regret, the Board of Directors, management and staff of the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court note the passing of Madame Simone Veil on Friday 30 June2017.

Madame Veil was the first ever Chair of the TFV Board of Directors. She is mourned as an indefatigable, impatient and uncompromising voice for the sake of victims of the most serious crimes.