False Hope: The Rights of Victims before International Criminal Tribunals

L'Observateur des Nations Unies, Vol. 28, 2010

31 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2010 Last revised: 22 Sep 2010

Mark E. Wojcik

The John Marshall Law School

Date Written: September 6, 2010

Abstract

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.

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, K49

Suggested Citation

Wojcik, Mark E., False Hope: The Rights of Victims before International Criminal Tribunals (September 6, 2010). L'Observateur des Nations Unies, Vol. 28, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1672569

Mark E. Wojcik (Contact Author)

The John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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