Victims at the Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court
Perez-Leon-Acevedo, J.-P. (2021). Victims at the Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 39(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/18918131.2021.1939607
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The Central African Republic's Special Criminal Court (SCC), the latest hybrid criminal tribunal, may be considered an important legal development concerning victims of mass atrocities in international criminal justice mechanisms due to certain characteristics. Yet there is no academic commentary on victims at the SCC; this piece seeks to fill the gap. First it considers restorative justice as a general framework for victims’ roles and rights in criminal justice in contexts of mass atrocities. Second, victim matters at the SCC are examined: victim protection, victims as civil parties, and reparations. Overall, this paper argues that provisions on victims’ roles and rights contained in SCC instruments are consistent with restorative justice and international law, but that there are major challenges ahead.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland [grant number 325535] (‘Negotiating International Criminal Law: A courtroom ethnography of trial performance at the International Criminal Court').
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