Participation of Victims in Pre-Trial Proceedings of the ICC

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Carsten Stahn

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Héctor Olásolo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kate Gibson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2006

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 Olásolo, Héctor and Gibson, Kate, Participation of Victims in Pre-Trial Proceedings of the ICC (May 2006). Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 219-238, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=915771

Carsten Stahn (Contact Author)

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Héctor Olásolo

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Kate Gibson

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