The International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Statute of the ICC provides innovative features giving effect to victims' rights to access effective redress. The Court's legal framework enables victims to participate in legal proceedings not just as witnesses for the prosecution, but as independent stakeholders with a recognised right to present their "views and concerns" at "stages of the proceedings determined to be appropriate" and when their "personal interests [...] are affected". In relation to their right to participate, victims have a right to physical and psychological protection and support. Another key feature is the opportunity for victims to seek reparation for damage, loss and harm suffered, and the availability of a specially designated Trust Fund for Victims.

After successfully advocating for these key provisions to be included in the core mandate of the Court, REDRESS’ work has shifted focus to implementation:

 


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