ICC Conditions of employment for staff in the General Services category

Personnel recruited at the General Service level are not entitled to all of the benefits granted to internationally-recruited staff.

Salaries and Benefits

Salaries and benefits of all ICC staff are determined within the framework of the United Nations Common System. Salaries and benefits are paid in Euros.

The ICC vacancy announcements indicate the net annual salary at the step 1 of the level of the post. A step-in-grade is granted for each additional year of relevant professional experience beyond the number of years required for appointment at that level. Such years of experience are rewarded by additional steps within the grade up to step VI for all levels. In principle, salary increments shall be awarded annually on the basis of satisfactory service. The salary scale for the General Services category is based on seven grades (G-1 to G-7).

According to the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court staff members are exempt from taxation on the salaries, emoluments and allowances paid to them by the Court. Non-States Parties to this Agreement might not recognize this exemption. All candidates who are subject to taxation by these States should, therefore, clarify this question with their relevant tax authorities. The Court bears no responsibility for reimbursement of taxes thus paid.

Staff members may be eligible for a dependency allowance for their spouse and dependent child(ren).


In order to enter the Netherlands to take up your appointment with the Court, you will need to be in possession of an entry visa stamped in your passport unless you are a citizen of one of the EU Countries. Within one week of your arrival, you will be registered with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Annual leave accrues at the rate of two and one half days per month, or 30 working days per year. In addition, there are ten official holidays.

A staff member holding an appointment for one year but less than three years may be granted sick leave on presentation of an appropriate medical certificate, of up to three months on full salary and three months on half salary in any period of twelve consecutive months.

Health insurance

Staff members and their eligible family members may enroll in the medical insurance plan offered by the ICC provided that they meet the eligibility requirements. The premium costs are shared by the staff member and the ICC.

In-house medical facilities

The ICC has a Medical Service which provides occupational health consultations and advice on medical services in The Hague. Travel health information, vaccinations and medicines for mission and home leave travel are also provided.


Staff members holding appointments for six months or longer become participants in the United Nations (ICC) Joint Staff Pension Fund on appointment. Staff members appointed for shorter periods become participants on completion of six months service without an interruption of more than 30 days.

The mandatory retirement age is 65.