Source: (2013) The International Journal of Transitional Justice. doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijt021 First published online: September 29, 2013.
Fifteen years after the adoption of the Rome Statute, which was the first instrument to recognize victimsâ€™ right to participate in international criminal proceedings, the article examines the International Criminal Courtâ€™s practice regarding the implementation of that right. The authors investigate the rationale for victim participation in criminal proceedings from the optic of a restorative justice approach and submit that improved participation would benefit both victims and the Court. The article offers a critical assessment of the Courtâ€™s practice to determine whether it has lived up to its restorative justice mandate.
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