The Multi-National Fund
The Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine is intended to streamline multinational efforts to encourage the expeditious deployment of financial resources and skilled personnel to respond to the needs of the OPG. The ACA Founding Partners have committed more than $30 million toward supporting the OPG’s investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes, working together to create a more flexible response mechanism and build a coalition of like-minded partners to support the ACA’s work.
Given the scale of criminality by members of Russia’s forces and officials, achieving justice will be a generational effort. It will require perseverance from prosecutorial authorities the world over to collect evidence, prepare case files, and move quickly when perpetrators come within their jurisdictional reach. It will also require countries that want to ensure respect for international law to work together to build and coordinate robust prosecutorial capacity in Ukraine and internationally. Those responsible for atrocities should know that impunity is elusive, the arm of international justice is long, and war crimes prosecutors are tenacious.
The United States, in consultation with the United Kingdom and the European Union, established a Multi-National Fund (MNF) in 2023 to secure the ACA’s longevity for Ukraine and allow additional partners to join the mission of the ACA.
Countries interested in supporting this long-term effort are welcome to indicate their interest in contributing to the MNF. To express interest or ask questions, please reach out to the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. Department of State.