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10 Victim Issues: Participation, Protection, Reparation, and Assistance

Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Mikaela Heikkilä

From: International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules

Edited By: Göran Sluiter, Håkan Friman, Suzannah Linton, Sergey Vasiliev, Salvatore Zappalà

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

International criminal law, victims — Human rights — Reparation
In proceedings before international criminal tribunals, the role played by victims varies considerably. Before the ICTY, ICTR, and SCSL, victims are only allowed to participate as witnesses. Such ‘participation’ requires that the victims possess valuable information to substantiate claims made by the parties and only for that purpose are they called to testify.1 The role of victims before the ad hoc Tribunals and SCSL is therefore instrumental by nature. The Rome Statute of the ICC, on the other hand, grants victims real participatory rights, most notably by...
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