Registration: The Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) is registered with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce under number 30288215 and with the Netherlands tax office under number 822462084.
Objective: Our aim is to encourage the national adoption of laws under which crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes can be prosecuted. Our ultimate goal is universal national implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Work that PJI carries out:
- Assisting in the development of the legal framework for the implementation of the ICC Statute.
- Building capacity in the legal and related professions for handling core crimes cases.
- Awareness raising activities and building long term structural capacity.
Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of PJI consists of at least three members. Decisions are taken by majority vote. In case of equal votes, the vote of the President shall be decisive.
Directors’ Remuneration: The directors of PJI receive no remuneration for their services to PJI.
Management: In implementing its goals, PJI retains the option of contracting a management staff. Any contracted management staff are controlled by the PJI Board of Directors according to the terms of their contracts and in accordance with the stated objective and aims of PJI.
Remuneration of management staff and activities: Any contracted management staff will receive remuneration at a level determined by the Board of Directors and in accordance with the contractual conditions determined by the Board of Directors. In addition, when the Board of Directors so determines, PJI will remunerate reasonable expenditures incurred in the implementation of activities undertaken on behalf of PJI by PJI directors, PJI members or other persons.
Financial Accountability: PJI is a not-for-profit organization. All revenue is directed towards implementation of the objectives and activities of PJI. The funds of PJI are held in a savings account in the name of the organization. PJI maintains records of all income and expenditures, as well as any assets held by the organization. This data will be monitored annually by the Board of Directors and, upon approval, forwarded to the relevant governmental authorities.
Ways of raising funds: PJI primarily acquires funds in three ways:
- First, PJI receives donations. These may be donations from individuals, corporations, and any other bodies with legal personality.
- Second, PJI holds fundraisers, which may occur in the form of guest lectures or presentations on issues of international criminal justice.
- Third, PJI applies for grants and funding from governments, intergovernmental entities, and any other organizations with legal personality.
Costs of administering funds: PJI relies on fundraising and seeks to restrain administration costs to a minimum. The cost of collecting and administering funds are taken into account when assessing whether fundraising activities are viable.