- Gender — Children, rights — Elements of crimes — Rape and sexual violence — International criminal law, conduct of proceedings — Evidence
This chapter comments on Article 68 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 68 governs the protection of victims and witnesses. The Court is required to take ‘appropriate measures’ for the protection of ‘the safety, physical and psychological well-being, dignity and privacy of victims and witnesses’. The provision places special emphasis upon victims of sexual or gender violence, or violence against children. It also departs from the general principle of public hearings in order to protect victims and witnesses. Where the personal interests of victims are affected, the Court shall permit their ‘views and concerns’ to be presented and considered.
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