Financial Protocol

Protocol of the International Association of Prosecutors for the determination of subscriptions from organizational and individual members.

(Amended September 2017)

Recognizing:

The need for transparency and accountability;

The desirability of certainty and foreseeability;

The requirement for fairness and equity;

The distinction between organizational members which are prosecuting agencies and those which are associations of prosecutors

This protocol establishes guidelines for the determination of subscriptions to be paid by organizational members.

1. Organizational members which are prosecuting agencies

  1. Annual subscriptions are payable primarily in accordance with the agencies' annual budgets as follows;
    1. EUR 20 million and over - subscription EUR 10,000 (2014)
    2. EUR 5 million up to EUR 20 million - subscription EUR 5,000 (2014)
    3. Less than EUR 5 million - subscription EUR 2,000 (2014)
  2. Prosecution agencies may subscribe larger sums.
  3. Subscriptions of less than the prescribed sums may be negotiated with the Secretary-General when following conditions apply;
  •  An agency represents less than 10 prosecutors, such as small prosecution services or specialized divisions within prosecution services. The negotiated rate should mirror the number of prosecutors, but cannot deceed 500 EUR.
  • An agency can demonstrate special circumstances that support a discount rate, such as special financial hardship. Countries from lower income countries and territories, according to the DAC (Development Assistance Committee) list of ODA (Official Development Assistance) recipients, are routinely considered to be in financial hardship and thus entitled to negotiate with the Secretary-General a discount rate at a minimum rate of 1000 EUR. DAC list countries may expect renegotiation of terms every three years.
  • Organisations from Least Developed Countries, according to the list of the United Nations, are exempted from the standard terms and will enjoy membership at a minimum rate of 500 EUR.

2. Organizational members which are associations of individual prosecutors

  1. Subject to sub-paragraph (c), annual subscriptions are payable primarily in accordance with the number of individual members of the member associafion at the rate of EUR 2 per member rounded up to next hundred with a minimum subscription of EUR 500.
  2. Associations may subscribe larger sums.
  3. Subscriptions of less than the prescribed sums may be negotiated upon the demonstration of special circumstances, particularly financial haradship. Associations from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), according to the United Natioins, are routinely considered to be in financial hardship and thus entitled to negotiate with the Secretary-General a discount rate at a minimum of 500 EUR.

3. Individual members

The annual subscription for individual members will be EUR 50.