No longer just a victim: the impact of victim participation on trial proceedings at the International Criminal Court

Wheeler, Caleb H. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3076-2351 (2016) No longer just a victim: the impact of victim participation on trial proceedings at the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Law Review, 16 (3) . pp. 525-546. ISSN 1567-536X [Article] (doi:10.1163/15718123-01603002)

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Abstract

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted an innovative participatory role for victims hailed as a major step towards recognising the rights of victims in international criminal proceedings. However, it is unclear whether direct participation has resulted in a more productive role for victims. This article discusses the goals of trial, focusing on the victims’ interests and the interests of the icc; the statutory and jurisprudential rules pertaining to victims’ participation at the Court; and the testimony of witnesses questioned by the victims’ representa- tives in the Lubanga and Katanga trials. The article concludes that the victims’ representatives in Lubanga and Katanga achieved some of the goals of trial but had a more limited impact on others. It also warns that the icc needs to continue to protect the rights of the victims and ensure that it does not improperly limit their participation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 23561
Notes on copyright: This is the accepted version of the manuscript "No longer just a victim: the impact of victim participation on trial proceedings at the International Criminal Court", published in the journal "International Criminal Law Review" available via the journal site at: https://doi.org/10.1163/15718123-01603002
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Depositing User: Caleb Wheeler
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 10:14
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23561

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