Victims’ Rights and Obligations as Regards the Case File: Access, Disclosure and Filing Submissions

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


Representing victims before the ICC or the STL, and civil parties before the ECCC translates in practice in modalities of participation developed differently by each of the courts concerned. Knowing them and understanding them is crucial for practitioners in order to efficiently and effectively represent their clients. This chapter introduces the main rules and practices so far developed by each court with regard to access to documents and material, disclosure issues and filings of submissions. The goal is to share insights aimed at equipping practitioners with an understanding on which to base their current or coming practice. Knowing how and what set of documents and material can be accessed and submitted before these three courts constitutes the key to all other modalities of participation.


Notification Disclosure (obligations) Access rights Filing of submissions Case file Case record Confidential documents Public documents 


  1. Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel, Resolution ICC-ASP/4/Res.1, adopted at the 3rd Plenary Meeting on 2 December 2005, by consensusGoogle Scholar
  2. Code of Professional Conduct for Defence Counsel and Legal Representatives of Victims appearing before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, STL/CC/2012/03, adopted 14 December 2012Google Scholar

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

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Criminal CourtThe HagueThe Netherlands

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