False Hope: The Rights of Victims before International Criminal Tribunals
Mark E. Wojcik
The John Marshall Law School
September 6, 2010
L'Observateur des Nations Unies, Vol. 28, 2010
Several international criminal tribunals provide victims with the right to participate directly in a proceeding not just as a witness or an observer but as a "civil party." Courts allowing parties to appear as civil parties include the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). This article discusses in particular the treatment of civil parties in the specific context of the first judgment issued by the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: International Criminal Tribunals, International Criminal Court, ICC, Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia, ECCC, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, STL, rights of victims, criminal procedure, international criminal law
JEL Classification: K14, K33, K40, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 7, 2010 ; Last revised: September 22, 2010
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