The Special Court for Sierra Leone has been approved of an US$ 89 million for the Court’s three-year budget.
This amount was approved and reaffirmed by the Court’s Management Committee on 15th May 2007 as its commitment to working with the Court to raise its profile and to seek more financial contributions from members of the United Nations.
The Court submitted to the Committee on 5 April 2007 their budget proposal as requested for $36 million for 2007, $33 million for 2008 and $20 million for 2009 as they are reaching its completion by the end of 2009.
And the Trial against Charles Taylor in The Hague requires a substantial budget until the end of 2008, where after downsizing will also take place.
Downsizing of staff and activities will start in Freetown in the course of this year.