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    • Police make Syria appeal to UK women April 23, 2014
      British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria.
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      The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
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      Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
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      The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.
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      A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.
    • Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' April 24, 2014
      US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
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      Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.
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      RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.
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    • Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies April 24, 2014
      TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.
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      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda.
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      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda.
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ICC: TFV Board of Directors raises reparations reserve to 1.8 million euros

Posted by African Press International on March 27, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to raise the Fund’s reparations reserve from 1.2 million to 1.8 million euros, maintaining the reserve at one third of the total resources currently available to the TFV.

The TFV Board met in The Hague for its 10th annual meeting during 19-21 March 2013. Under the chairmanship of Mr Motoo Noguchi, the Board consulted with the TFV Secretariat and deliberated on financial, operational and strategic issues.

During the meeting, the TFV Board had occasion to exchange with the President of the Assembly of States Parties, the Heads of Organs of the ICC, as well as with representatives of civil society organisations.

Chair of the Board Noguchi stated that the Trust Fund “is on the verge of entering a defining phase in its development as a key institution within the framework of the Rome Statute. We should continue to assert the Trust Fund as an innovative and effective institution that works to achieve reparative ju stice to victims. Our ambition is to further strengthen the Fund’s capacity to this purpose.”

The TFV Board stresses the importance of a victims-centered approach in engaging with victims and affected communities within the jurisdiction of the ICC, in order to achieve a meaningful and appropriate response to the harm caused by serious international crimes.

The Board notes that contributions by States Parties continue to be on the rise. They are increasingly characterised by the desire of States Parties to develop longer-term, policybased partnerships with the TFV.

All voluntary contributions, modest and voluminous, are very much welcomed by the Trust Fund, as they represent a commitment to the cause of reparative justice for victims as enshrined in the Rome Statute system. The Board expresses the wish that in three years time, all States Parties will have come to the support of the Trust Fund to the best of their financial abilities.

The TFV Board adopted a road map for the development of a Strategic Plan (20= 14-2017), which provides for a consultative approach to engage with victims and other stakeholders, including States Parties, the ICC, international and locally based civil society organisations, as well as international organi= sations.

Source: Trust Fund for Victims

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