ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Allows Victims to Participate in the Investigation Phase of Proceedings

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Jérôme de Hemptinne

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Francesco Rindi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

The decision rendered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber I on 17 January 2006 allows victims to be involved in ICC proceedings at an early stage of the investigation. The Prosecutor, who has filed an appeal against this decision, has consistently argued that the right of victims to participate in the proceedings does not cover the investigation phase. It is argued that the impact of this decision goes far beyond the issue of victims` participation in the investigations; it has general implications for the balance of power between the judiciary and the prosecution in proceedings before the ICC.

Suggested Citation

de Hemptinne, Jérôme and Rindi, Francesco, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Allows Victims to Participate in the Investigation Phase of Proceedings (May 2006). Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 342-350, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=915794

Jérôme De Hemptinne (Contact Author)

Special Tribunal for Lebanon ( email )

Dokter van der Stamstraat 1, 2265 BC
Leidschendam
Netherlands

Francesco Rindi

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