VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Panelo says PHL gave ‘substantial amount’ to the ICC. Just how much is it compared to other countries?

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Responding to a VERA Files fact check debunking his claim that “28 percent” of the International Criminal Court’s funds comes from the Philippines, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo maintained that the country had given a “substantial amount” to the tribunal.

A December 2017 ICC report shows the Philippines contributed 397,896 euros (P23.7 million) to the tribunal, or 0.28 percent of the total contributions, with the last payment made in April 2017. (See VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo wrong on ICC again, claims PHL contributes 28 percent of tribunal funds)

Almost half of the total ICC contributions came from only five countries – Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Brazil – while 89 percent of the total contributions came from only 20 countries.

The Philippines ranked 33rd in the list.

Here’s a graph.


International Criminal Court, Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance on the work of its twenty-eighth session

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)


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