At the end of a trial, the Trial Chamber may order a convicted person to pay compensation to the victims of the crimes of which the person was found guilty. Reparations may include monetary compensation, return of property, rehabilitation or symbolic measures such as apologies or memorials.
The Court may award reparations on an individual or collective basis, whichever is, in its opinion, the most appropriate for the victims in the particular case. An advantage of collective reparations is that they provide relief to an entire community and help its members to rebuild their lives, such as the building of victim services centres or the taking of symbolic measures. Furthermore, States Parties to the Rome Statute have established a Trust Fund for Victims of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC and for their families in order to raise the funds necessary to comply with an order for reparations made by the Court if the convicted person does not have sufficient resources to do so.