Bringing Justice Nearer to Victims and Making a Neighborhood of Follow? Some Ideas on Methods to Implement the ICC OTP’s Coverage on Complementarity and Cooperation – EJIL: Speak! – Nexus Vista

The Workplace of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the Worldwide Prison Courtroom (ICC) launched a public session on its Draft Coverage on Complementarity and Cooperation (‘Draft Coverage’) on 6 October 2023. The Draft Coverage accommodates 4 pillars which are supposed to type the premise for deepening the OTP’s engagement with nationwide authorities —making a neighborhood of apply, know-how as an accelerant, bringing justice nearer to communities, and harnessing cooperation mechanisms. This publish briefly examines the latter two given their relevance to the significant participation of victims of core worldwide crimes at totally different phases of proceedings within the Hague, in nationwide or regional jurisdictions. It argues that however the restricted info which can be captured in such coverage doc, it doesn’t go far sufficient to mirror the significance of the precept of complementarity for attaining victim-oriented justice. Some suggestions are made as to how the Draft Coverage may be improved on this regard.

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