Victim Representation in International Tribunals

10/06/2021

Webinar - Thursday 24 June 2021

The NSW Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee is pleased to present a webinar on Victim Representation in International Tribunals on Thursday 24 June, at 5.15 pm.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), of which Australia is a party, provides victims of serious international crimes with broad rights to participation in proceedings before, during and after a trial. These rights include the right to communicate with the Court before an investigation is initiated by the Office of the Prosecutor, to make submissions on the parameters of the investigation and standing to participate through a legal representative during trials. As a result, victim participation has become an increasingly accepted component of tribunals for serious international crimes and human rights violations and has the ability to influence the outcome of proceedings.

Speakers Megan Hirst, Eva Buzo and Kate Gibson will explore the framework through which victims are afforded participatory rights in international tribunals and how they are utilised by often highly marginalised and vulnerable individuals. Drawing on their expertise working at international tribunals, the speakers will address the challenges of bridging the gap between complex and lengthy criminal proceedings and meaningfully including victims in these proceedings.

Numbers are limited. For further information, or to register for this event, please click here.


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