VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Panelo sinabi na nagbigay ang PHL ng 'malaking halaga' sa ICC. Gaano ito kalaki kumpara sa iba pang mga bansa?
Halos kalahati ng kabuuang kontribusyon sa ICC ay mula sa limang bansa lamang - Japan, Germany,…
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
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