The system we developed for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, aroused the interest of the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea. This tribunal in Hamburg Germany, ITLOS in short, is an arbitration body for international issues resulting from contested maritime laws or situations.
Like the ICC, ITLOS is funded by the member states of which there are 167 as we speak. This funding is done on the basis of what is called the United Nations scales of assessment. These scales reflect the GDP's of all countries under the UN. As the funding of these tribunals is organized through these scales, the Tribunal was looking for a tighter system of administration of these scales and the obligations for the States Parties, which are connected to it.
We designed a fitting system in a basic database format, simply produced with MS Access. No need to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut! Moreover, these types of systems make it very cost-effective for the organization to maintain themselves after a short instruction.
After some fruitful sessions and a well-received presentation, we will dot the final i's, after which ITLOS will use the system as a shadow for the process in the coming period.
And as always, a mutually appreciated relationship with the organization is one of the results.