Rolf Einar Fife


The preparatory work before the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“Rome Statute” or “Statute”) is nearing completion. Basic normative structures governing the establishment and work of the future International Criminal Court (“Court”) have been negotiated. With the discussions on the first draft Budget (“Budget”) and other issues related to the administrative and financial operation of the Court, preparations have taken a significant “practical turn.” The fundamental aim of the Budget is to translate the objectives of the Court in monetary terms and to provide the resources needed by the Court's organs and the Assembly of States Parties in order for them to accomplish their mandate.