United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section B. Individual civil liability
The UK Regulations for the Trial of War Criminals (1945), as amended, provides: “In a case where the war crime consists wholly or partly of the taking, distribution or destruction of money or other property, the Court may as part of the sentence order the restitution of such money or other property.”
In 1998, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the establishment of an international criminal court, the United Kingdom stated that it “took particular satisfaction” at two of the aspects of the 1998 ICC Statute. One of these aspects was that:
The Statute of the Court gave the Court power, under article 75, to order the payment of reparations to victims. Accordingly, the Court would serve not just the interests of society in repressing crime, but also those of the victims of crime. The provision would also bolster the Court’s role in deterrence.