Realising victims’ right to reparation before the ICC

2018-12-11

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies, Redress and the governments of Finland, Chile and Switzerland.

The side event will discuss findings from a Redress report, Realizing Victims’ Right to Reparation before the International Criminal Court, and preliminary findings of an ISS study on establishing reparations frameworks for victims of international crimes.

Speakers will critically examine the ICC’s reparations efforts in the face of a conviction-based reparations scheme. They will examine the important role of the ICC’s Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) and its dual mandate to implement reparations, and assist victims whether or not they are connected with a specific case. The event aims to encourage states and individuals to support the TFV and establish national reparations frameworks.

Attendance at this side event at the 17th ICC Assembly of States Parties requires prior accreditation from the Secretariat of the ASP.

Chair: Amb María Teresa Infante, Embassy of Chile in The Hague

Welcome and opening remarks: Amb Katri Viinikka, Embassy of Finland in The Hague

Speakers:

Keynote address: Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Second Vice President, ICC

Lorraine Smith van Lin, Post-conflict Justice Adviser, Redress

Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, ISS

Phillip Ambach, Chief, Victims Participation and Reparations Section, Registry, ICC

Pieter de Baan, Executive Director, Trust Fund for Victims

Maitre Mayombo Kassongo, Legal Representative of Victims, Al Mahdi case

Paolina Massidda, Principal Counsel, Office of Public Counsel for Victims, ICC

Picture: UNPhoto

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