The International Criminal Court’s Second Decade: Victim Participation

28 Mar 2012 12:00
28 Mar 2012 14:00

While the Rome Statute is a landmark document with regards to victims’ rights and participation, the Court’s record to date leaves much to be desired. Not only that, but many have begun to question the wisdom and feasibility of the victim participation and reparation regime in the international criminal justice fora in general, and in particular, as envisioned under the Rome Statute. Whether a workable participation and reparation regime can be worked out, will have an effect on how the Court is perceived by its stake-holders, including victims and affected communities. For this session we gathered the following panel:

  • Alison Smith, Legal Counsel and Coordinator of the International Criminal Justice Program, No Peace Without Justice
  • Luc Walleyn, Lawyer, Blanmailland&Partners. Legal Representative for the Victims in the Lubanga Trial
  • Mathias Holvoet, PhD-Researcher, IES, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Member of the research group Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) and Senior Analyst at the Global Governance Institute (GGI)
  • Cyril Laucci, Legal Officer, International Criminal Court


This lecture is the thirth session of a series of lectures on the International Criminal Court and is organised by the Institute for European Studies in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute.
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Registration & Venue

Participation is free of charge and open to all but, due to space limitations, registration is required. A lunch reception is provided at 12:00 and will be followed by the lecture itself. Register!

Venue:
Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Rome & Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
[directions]

Contact:
- Mathias Holvoet: mathias.holvoet@vub.ac.be
- Medlir Mema: mmema@gwu.edu
- Joachim Koops: jkoops@globalgovernance.eu