Source: (2010) Brooklyn Journal of International Law. 36(1):124-204.

This Article seeks to characterize the operation of the Trust Fund for Victims in relation to victims when it comes to these autonomous resources emanating from the "international community." Are they a form of charity? Or, do they represent an entitlement on the part of victims? On what grounds should victims be compensated internationally in addition to what the convicted may be able to pay? These issues are typically not treated in the literature on the ICC even though they raise very profound questions about the nature of international criminal justice. Studies of the Fund thus far seem driven by attention to details and a rush to answer concrete questions about operations (e.g., who should it compensate and by how much) rather than paying attention to the development of a solid theory of the TFV's compensation regime.' 0 This arguably creates a risk of confusion, a confusion that may ultimately be paid by the frustration of victims, and various assorted problems for international criminal justice. (excerpt)