Journal Article

Victims at the International Criminal Court

Lucia Catani

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 10, issue 4, pages 905-922
Published in print September 2012 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online September 2012 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqs053
Victims at the International Criminal Court

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The Lubanga trial was the first to be held before the ICC and therefore the first in which victims have actively participated in the proceedings as independent actors. The various decisions rendered throughout the case have been widely followed by other chambers in subsequent cases before the Court. With the ICC system now in place, victims will have a real opportunity to contribute to chambers’ better understanding of a case. But the Lubanga case also shows that there are a number of lessons to be learned before victims are provided a better possibility to participate in criminal proceedings without risking a fair and expeditious trial.

Journal Article.  9012 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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