Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal
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Web Links for Expenses of War Crimes Tribunals and Trials

There are 18 sites catalogued in the category.
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Name: Alternative Financing for the UN
Description: The majority of funding for prosecution of crimes in violation of international law comes from UN assessments and voluntary funding from the UN Member States. Highlighted at this site is a link to the Global Policy Forum's United Nation's Reform page which addresses the fiscal crisis faced by the UN. The website also provides links to some interesting articles and proposals such as a global tax.
Name: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: Law & Lawsuits
Description: The Centre is a charity that promotes awareness and informed discussion of policy issues relating to business and human rights. Particularly useful at this site is the "laws & lawsuits" section which provides current news and abstracts. This forum lets the reader get a feel for some of the costs involved with the judicial (and alternative) dispute resolution processes. A scan of the headlines reveals that Shenzhen workers have recently gained rights (dated Aug 11, 2004) and are now able to take their bosses to court for free if they qualify for the program. Interesting news clips from all over the world are accessible here.
Name: Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Description: The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, is the first permanent court that can hear cases of individuals accused of international humanitarian and human rights violations. The budget documents are available by drilling down "documents" ? "Assembly of States Parties" ? "UN/Government Documents." This year, the International Criminal Court drafted a 2005 total budget submission of 69,564,000. The Court's driving principle in budget submission is "to conduct fair public trials within a reasonable time frame."
Name: Court of Justice of the Andean Community
Description: This judicial body, created in 1979, settles disputes and interprets the laws of three areas. It can nullify decisions of the Commission of the Andean Community; it can rule on complaints by any member Sate of the Junta; and it may render binding judgments of Community law at request of a national judge. The judgments are directly applicable without incorporation into domestic law of the member States.
Name: Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law
Description: This journal publishes articles from international scholars and practitioners as well as student notes.
Name: East-West Center: Building an Asia Pacific Community
Description: This is a research and education organization established by the U.S. Congress to foster cooperation among the United States and the peoples and governments of the Asia Pacific region.
Name: Global Policy Forum: Special Court for Sierra Leone
Description: After a brief description of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), this site provides many links to Sierra Leone related articles. Particularly useful at this site, there are a couple of good links. There is a good link to a timely statement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan (see link on Budget Gap, March 11, 2004) proposing that the Special Court for Sierra Leone's budget shortfall should be funded through assessed contributions by UN Member States. The article illustrates the difficulty the tribunals face when seeking voluntary funding from Member States.
Name: Human Rights Fundraising Efforts
Description: The High Commissioner is the highest UN official for human rights. The Office of High Commissioner seeks to implement universally recognized human rights norms. The field presence progressively implements international human rights standards in practice and in law. The Office alerts Governments when human rights violations are occurring and also takes steps to prevent violations from occurring. Some times this ads legal disputes, and sometimes it avoids them. Progressive organizations such as this office help the legal community by crystallizing judiciable standards of human rights.
Name: Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Description: The Institute trains journalists and supports democracy. They strive to educate journalists to provide the public with better information to promote political issues. Lots of information about the tribunals, especially those seated in the Hague, is available here.
Name: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS): Registry
Description: The mechanism established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides alternatives for settling disputes. One of the alternatives is judgment in the international Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Most of the pertinent financial information for the tribunal is available under "General Information" ? "Registry." The Registry is the administrative body of the Tribunal. A brief look at the budgets, finances, salaries and expenses is quite educational. The budget is adopted annually by a meeting of the party states. This meeting is convened by the Secretary-General of the UN. The 2004 approved budget is $8,039,000. The President of the Tribunal is compensated $160,000 and lives in Germany (at the seat of the Tribunal). The expenses of the cases are borne by the party states (and these expenses are included in the budget).
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