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The Protection of Victims Participating in International Criminal Justice

  • Yaiza Alvarez ReyesEmail author
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Part of the International Criminal Justice Series book series (ICJS, volume 11)

Abstract

The protection scheme available to victims participating in international criminal proceedings is mostly based on the systems available for the protection of witnesses testifying before the ad hoc Tribunals. The special role and involvement of participating victims in the case, coupled with the psychosocial circumstances they may have, however calls for an interpretation of those legal tools in light of their specific needs. This chapter analyses the law and practice of the International Criminal Court, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia regarding protective measures available to victims participating in the proceedings.

Keywords

VWU VWS WESU Protective measures Security risk Confidentiality Anonymity Risk assessment Closed session Pseudonym Public Operational protective measures Initial response system Protection programme Relocation Psychosocial measures 

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

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LeidschendamThe Netherlands

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