The Victims’ Court: A Study of 622 Victim Participants at the International Criminal Court

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Alexa Koenig, Eric Stover, Stephen Cody, Mychelle Balthazard
Publication Date
November 1, 2015
Publication Type
Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Investigations Program


This multi-country study interviews 622 survivors of war crimes and crimes against humanity is an independent study written at the request of the International Criminal Court and released at the Assembly of States Parties meeting in The Hague on Nov. 20, 2015. The study finds that meaningful victim participation at the International Criminal Court (ICC) hinges on greater investment by member states in outreach and educational programs, so that victims can more fully understand their rights under the Rome Statute.


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