Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Several international criminal tribunals provide victims with the right to participate directly in a proceeding. Victims are not just witnesses or observers but participate in their own right as "civil parties." Courts allowing victims to appear as civil parties include the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
I an article I wrote for L'Observateur des Nations Unies, I discuss the treatment of civil parties generally and in the specific context of the first judgment issued by the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia. Click here to download the article.