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The 2016 ICC budget - more money, more problems?

The 2016 proposed ICC budget follows a clear trend of yearly increases
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 09:19

Money always seems to be a hot topic when it comes to the International Criminal Court. Last year, the proposed ICC budget received a lot of criticism for allocating a disproportionate amount of money to the Office of the Prosecutor. So when the proposed budget for 2016 was released earlier this month, it was bound to receive substantial scrutiny.

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ASP President on tour

Sidiki Kaba, the president of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP)
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 13:54

The president of the Assembly of States Parties, Senegalese Minister Sidiki Kaba, spent last week jetting around the African continent. After being elected last December to head the ASP, Kaba has been very vocal on issues relating to the International Criminal Court.

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All about the ICC's money

ICC member states contributions to the Court
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:27

Last week, Justice Hub published an article on state contributions to the International Criminal Court. Stuffed away in a budgetary annex, the document used as the source of the story made for a worrisome read. 20 per cent of ICC member states have substantially fallen behind in their contributions to the Court, and almost a dozen are now ineligible to vote.

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ICC headquarters: “substantial budget overrun”

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 19:36

The members of the International Criminal Court face a sudden budgetary crisis. While gathering to vote for a new judge, it emerged that the new ICC building would be more expensive than the 200 million euros was supposed to cost.

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Palestinian Ambassador Nabil Abuznaid about being voted a member of the ASP

Nabil Abuznaid
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:15

For the first time in history, Palestine voted as a member of the Assembly of States Parties, a meeting of the members of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. It was an emotional day for Palestine's ambassador, Nabil Abuznaid.

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Many ICC countries are not paying

ICC member states contributions to the Court
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 16:02

Every year, the ICC’s budget comes under scrutiny. And every year, there’s discussion about how much trials cost. Justice Hub decided to examine the source of the Court’s money – the members of the Assembly of States Parties which have signed up to the Treaty of Rome. Are they all paying up?

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Does gender matter at the ASP?

Sexual and gender-based crimes side event at ASP
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:48

Does gender really matter at the ICC? We have a new prosecutor – a woman – but the registrar, the president of the court and of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) are all men.

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Insider: who’s competing at the ASP?

Fatou Bensouda attending a meeting at the ASP on sexually-based gender violence
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:16

The Assembly of States Parties – the annual meeting of those who have signed up to the ICC continues in New York. In the second of her blogs from the UN building, Janet Anderson wonders about the competitive nature of international justice.

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“Totally unacceptable”: ICC defence counsel budget cuts criticised

ICC Office of the Prosecutor is likely to see a substantial increase in its budget
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 18:14

Another budget increase. That's what the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court hopes for in 2015. According to the OTP, this is crucial for better investigations. But it's disproportional, according to defence lawyer Nick Kaufman.

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Behind the scenes at the ASP

US war crimes ambassador Stephen Rapp meets African civil society
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:06

Being at the ASP is like being at a party where you think you know what will happen - games, presents, something to eat – but instead the rules keep changing.

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