Participation of Victims in PreTrial Proceedings of the ICC

Journal of International Criminal Justice 4(2):219-238

Posted: 10 May 2017

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Carsten Stahn

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Hector Olasolo

Universidad del Rosario; Iberoamerican Institute of The Hague (IIH); The Hague University of Applied Sciences - International Law

Kate Gibson

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Date Written: May 2, 2017

Abstract

Victims’ participation is usually celebrated as one of the major innovations of the International Criminal Court (ICC) system. It has been regulated in great detail by the drafters of the Rome Statute and the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the ICC in relation to trial proceedings. However, few thoughts have been devoted to the question of how victims’ issues are dealt with before the commencement of the trial. This contribution seeks to close this gap. It argues that victims have a role to play in the ICC process from the very beginning of proceedings. Moreover, it seeks to clarify how some of the participatory rights of victims may be addressed in practice.

Suggested Citation

Stahn, Carsten and Olasolo, Hector and Gibson, Kate, Participation of Victims in PreTrial Proceedings of the ICC (May 2, 2017). Journal of International Criminal Justice 4(2):219-238 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2962095

Carsten Stahn

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies ( email )

Leiden University Law Faculty
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Hector Olasolo (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

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Bogotá (Colombia), DC
Colombia
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Iberoamerican Institute of The Hague (IIH) ( email )

Badhuiskade 5A
The Hague (Holland), 2686 EM
Netherlands

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The Hague University of Applied Sciences - International Law ( email )

Stamkartplein 40
The Hague (Holland)
Netherlands

Kate Gibson

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law ( email )

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
5 Cranmer Centre
Cambridge, CB3 9BL
United Kingdom

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