Victims’ Attendance in the Courtroom to Observe Proceedings

  • Elizabeth A. TurchiEmail author
Part of the International Criminal Justice Series book series (ICJS, volume 11)


The foundational texts of the STL, ICC, and ECCC are silent as to whether victims’ are permitted to observe proceedings in person when otherwise not testifying or participating. Nor has the courts’ jurisprudence expressly clarified whether victims’ participatory rights encompass the observation of proceedings in person. Despite this, observational attendance has evolved through practice at the STL and the ECCC.


Right to be present throughout trial Observational attendance Meaningful participation Victim-centred justice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United NationsNew YorkUSA

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