In many judicial systems, Courtroom scenes focus on the Prosecution and Defence. At the ICC, a third participant is represented in the Courtroom: the victim.
Represented by their own lawyers, victims are entitled to participate in proceedings, to ensure that their views and concerns are heard on matters where their personal interests are affected. Such participation is voluntary and enables victims to express an opinion independently of the Prosecution or the Defence. Victims participating in proceedings may also challenge the admissibility or the relevance of evidence presented by the parties. Find out more about victims at the ICC
Participation of victims in the proceedings takes place in most cases through a legal representative.
The Office seeks to ensure effective participation of victims in the proceedings before the Court by providing legal support and assistance to the legal representatives of victims and to victims.
The fund has two mandates: (i) to implement Court-ordered reparations; and (ii) to provide physical and psychosocial rehabilitation or material support to victims of crimes within the jursidiction of the ICC.
Trust Fund for Victims: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victims Participation and Reparations Section: email@example.com
Office of Public Counsel for Victims: OPCV@icc-cpi.int
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