Guest lecture ‘Victim participation in ICL’ 16 January 2020

provided by Dr Kinga Tibori-Szabó

Nowadays, victims of international crimes are granted various substantive and procedural rights. Nevertheless, precise contours of their participation in trials before hybrid and international criminal tribunals still remain contentious and widely debated both in theory, and in practice. Should the victims be allowed to directly participate in these proceedings? How should they be represented? What type of reparation should be granted to them? Which measures should be adopted to protect them from secondary victimization? Should they be able to appeal decisions which violate their interests? These and many other core issues relating to models of victim participation before international and hybrid criminal tribunals have not been definitively determined yet. Some of these important questions will be addressed during the guest lecture delivered by Dr Kinga Tibori-Szabó who will also share her personal experiences of a practitioner.

Dr Kinga Tibori-Szabó is a legal officer advising Judges at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. She previously worked as a legal officer for the Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and, prior to that, as a legal assistant for defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Dr Tibori-Szabó has also been publishing and conducting research on the use of force in public international law for more than 15 years. She is a post-doctoral researcher in the Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO) research programme of the Amsterdam Center for International Law. Her PhD on the right of anticipatory self-defence won the 2012 Francis Lieber Prize of the American Society of International Law

Guest lecture ‘Victim participation in international criminal law; a practitioner’s perspective’

Thursday 16 January 2020
VU University Amsterdam, Main Building – 8A-

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