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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Victim Participation: Human Rights Bodies

Lutz Oette

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Individual complaint procedure — Quasi-judicial bodies, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The notion of victim participation forms part of the victims’ rights discourse and practices that have emerged in the fields of victimology, criminal law, and transitional justice. In international criminal law, it denotes the involvement of victims in proceedings, as ‘actors of international justice rather than its passive subjects’ (Policy Paper on Victims’ Participation, 2010, 1). Participation has been interpreted as ‘direct and autonomous intervention, often (though not necessarily) through legal representation’ (Pena, 2019, para 2). In the criminal law...
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