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The Development Of A Victim-Centered Approach To International Criminal Justice For Serious Violations Of International Humanitarian Law

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This chapter considers possible theoretical and then legal bases of a victim-centered approach to international criminal justice, of the type seen in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Statute. Then, after a brief consideration of the approach to victims taken by the ad hoc tribunals, it analyzes the relevant provisions of the Statute. It is not suggested nor deemed desirable that an enhanced regime of international legal recognition and protection of the rights of victims should come at the expense of persons accused of serious violations of international humanitarian law or international criminal law. While the main focus of the chapter is victims of humanitarian law violations, it cannot be overlooked that the fundamental, non-derogable human rights of all individuals, many of which overlap with fundamental principles of humanitarian law, exist at all times, even during armed conflicts, and the same acts may constitute violations of human rights and humanitarian law.

Keywords: ad hoc tribunals; International Criminal Court (ICC) Statute; international criminal justice; international criminal law; international humanitarian law; victim-centered approach



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