But are the Judges of the Court not paid by Governments which can exert decisive informal pressure on them to deliver self-serving judgments?

No, they are not! The Heads of Government have set up a US $100 m Trust Fund to meet expenses of the Court. The Trust Fund enables the expenditures of the Court to be financed by income from the Fund. In this way, the expenditures of the Court including the remuneration of the Judges are not dependent on the disposition of Governments. The building of the CCJ is being provided by Trinidad and Tobago as part of its responsibility as host country.

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