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Legal Representation of Participating Victims

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

Abstract

Victims who participate in international criminal proceedings are required, whether by law or in practice, to be represented by a qualified lawyer. This chapter provides an overview of the legal framework relating to victims’ legal representation. It considers the systems in place for court-arranged collective legal representation, as well as the resourcing of victims’ lawyers, counsel’s obligations and the duration of victims’ representation.

Keywords

Self-representation Common legal representation Duty counsel Legal aid Effective representation Termination of representation 

References

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Copyright information

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

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

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