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The Application Process: Procedure and Players

  • Mélissa FardelEmail author
  • Nuria Vehils Olarra
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Part of the International Criminal Justice Series book series (ICJS, volume 11)

Abstract

When a person, having suffered harm as a result of the commission of a crime falling within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia or the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, wishes to be granted status as a victim before one of these tribunals, he or she usually has to apply to do so. This step opens the door to the so-called application process for victims, a process that may lead to the recognition of the status of victim and the granting of the rights and obligations relating to it. This chapter gives a comprehensive overview of this application process, its procedure and the players involved in it, by focusing on the major issues related to this process.

Keywords

Institutional players Submission of applications Assistance Time limits Assessment Observations by the parties Decisions Appeals 

References

  1. International Criminal Court (2012) Report of the Court on the Review of the System for Victims to Apply to Participate in Proceedings, Doc. No. ICC-ASP/11/22Google Scholar
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© T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Criminal CourtThe HagueThe Netherlands

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