The Role of Intermediaries and Third Parties in Victim Participation

  • Mariana PenaEmail author
Part of the International Criminal Justice Series book series (ICJS, volume 11)


This chapter seeks to draw practitioners’ attention to the extent and importance of the role played by intermediaries and other parties in support for victims to exercise their rights before international criminal courts. The chapter explains the reasons that have led to reliance on third parties and describes the different tasks in which third parties have been involved. It offers practical considerations on both advantages and opportunities, and challenges involved when cooperating with third parties. The chapter also describes the legal and administrative framework applicable to intermediaries collaborating with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and provides critical analysis in relation to the ICC Guidelines on intermediaries. Practical advice is included for practitioners who may consider using, or have to rely on, third parties.


Intermediaries Third parties Civil society Non-governmental organisations/NGOs Guidelines 


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© T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The HagueThe Netherlands

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