Journal Article

Elaborating Justice for Victims at the International Criminal Court

Luke Moffett

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 13, issue 2, pages 281-311
Published in print May 2015 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online February 2015 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqv001
Elaborating Justice for Victims at the International Criminal Court

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Justice for victims has often been invoked as the raison d’être of international criminal justice, achieved by punishing perpetrators of international crimes. This article attempts to provide a more holistic account of justice for victims by examining victims’ needs, interests and rights. The International Criminal Court (ICC) itself includes participation, protection and reparation for victims within its purview, indicating that they are important stakeholders. This article also suggests that victims are integral to the purpose of the ICC in ending impunity by ensuring transparency of...

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Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law ; International Criminal Law ; International Humanitarian Law ; Transnational Crime

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