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Role And Practice Of The Office Of Public Counsel For Victims

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The crimes punishable by international criminal law generate a very important number of casualties. Human rights conventions and the evolution of the human rights in general progressively fostered the idea that victims may play a role in proceedings related to the harm they suffered from and that they are entitled to compensation of their prejudice. The international recognition of the rights of victims reached a new dimension with the adoption of the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 November 1985. The Victims Participation and Reparation Section (the VPRS) and the Victims and Witnesses Unit (the VWU) are also in charge of specific aspects concerning victims. Rule 90(1) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence provides for the right of victims to choose their legal representative.

Keywords: human rights conventions; international criminal law; legal representative; Victims and Witnesses Unit (VWU); Victims Participation and Reparation Section (VPRS)



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