SCL Lecture: The right of victims to a fair trial: fiction or reality?

07 June 2017
  • Starts at: 19:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
    Netherlands
  • Email: conferencemanager@asser.nl

The approach to victims' rights developed at the ICC and STL has seen a new category of participant introduced into international criminal proceedings. A question arises as to whether these victim participants benefit from minimum guarantees of procedural fairness. Do victim participants have a right to a fair trial? A coherent approach to this question is yet to be formed at the international criminal institutions themselves. Decisions taken at the ICC and the STL on some specific questions about the modalities of victims' participation can throw some light on how this area is developing.

Kinga Tibori-Szabó currently works at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague and was previously a member of the Legal Representative of Victims (LRV) team at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. She previously worked for the defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Megan Hirst is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London and has worked on victims' participation issues in the Registries of the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as in an LRV team in Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen.

Kinga Tibori-Szabó and Megan Hirst are the editors of ‘Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice - Practitioners’ Guide’, to be published by T.M.C. Asser Press, expected publication date: end June 2017. More information about the book on the website of Asser Press.  

Title: The right of victims to a fair trial: fiction or reality? Comments on ICC and STL practice.
Time: 19.00 - 20.30hrs
Registration: Registration for this event is mandatory, as a limited number of seats are available. Please register here

SCL Lectures are public and free of charge, but places are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration is therefore mandatory.

The views and opinions expressed in or during the Supranational Criminal Law lectures are not necessarily those of the host and/or participating organisations, namely the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

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