By Benjamin Duerr*
The ICC Dictionary is a guide for everyone interested in the proceedings in The Hague. It contains almost 200 of the most important terms and concepts with short explanations in alphabetical order. Justice Hub is presenting a selection of some of the terms highlighted by the Dictionary.
V: V means victims and is the abbreviation for documents from the Legal Representative for Victims.
Victims' participation: At the ICC, the participation of victims is possible at any stage of the proceedings. However, victims must apply at each stage. Victims are not present in the courtroom. Instead, they are represented by the Legal Representative for the Victims. Sometimes one legal representative represents several hundred individuals in a case.
Have a look at the other letters: A
and the Numbers 1-10
Benjamin Duerr is a correspondent and foreign reporter covering the International Criminal Court and the war crimes tribunals in The Hague.