Dr Luke Moffett talks to Dr Elisa Novic from Advocats Sans Frontièrs about the challenges and developments with regard to victim participation in the prosecution of international crimes.
Victim participation is a relatively recent development within international criminal justice, being introduced in the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. However, given the scale of international crimes that can involve thousands of victims, affording them a procedure to participate meaningfully and effectively in practice against an individual perpetrator is challenging at the international and domestic level.
This podcast discusses the challenges and developments with regard to victim participation in the prosecution of international crimes.
Dr Elisa Novic is the Transitional Justice and Business and Human Rights Expert in Avocats Sans Frontières, she is author of the book ‘The Concept of Cultural Genocide: An International Law Perspective’, published by Oxford University Press (2016) and works with a number of civil society and victim organisations on the issue of participation in a number of countries.
ASF has recently published a briefing on victim participation at the Ugandan International Crimes Division here: https://www.asf.be/blog/2019/09/16/observations-et-reflexions-sur-la-participation-des-victimes-en-ouganda/ Dr Luke Moffett is a senior lecturer in the school and author of the book ‘Justice for Victims before the International Criminal Court’, by Routledge (2014).