12. Are the EAC expensive?
Comparatively, with an annual budget of less than â‚¬3 million, the EAC cost less than other models of international tribunals:
– The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which sat for nearly 20 years in Arusha (Tanzania), cost more than â‚¬70 million per year;
–Â Â Â Â Â the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which sat for over 11 years in Freetown and The Hague (Charles Taylor trial), cost around â‚¬20 million per year;
–Â Â Â Â Â The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which sat for 8 years in Phnom Penh, cost about â‚¬20 million a year;
–Â Â Â Â Â The International Criminal Court (ICC) which has been headquartered for 12 years in The Hague (Netherlands), has an annual budget of approximately â‚¬120 million.
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