Alongside existing regimes for victim redress at the national and international levels, in the coming years international criminal law and, in particular, the International Criminal Court, will potentially provide a significant legal framework through which the harm caused by egregious conduct can be addressed. Drawing on a wealth of comparative experience, Conor McCarthy's study of the Rome Statute's regime of victim redress provides a comprehensive exploration of this framework, examining both its reparations regime and its scheme for the provision of victim support through the ICC Trust Fund. The study explores, in particular, whether the creation of a regime of victim redress has a role to play as part of a system for the administration of international criminal justice and, more generally, whether it has such a role alongside other regimes, at the national and international levels, by which the harm suffered by victims of egregious conduct may be redressed.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law , #88|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Conor McCarthy is a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is called to the bar of England and Wales and has previously worked at a number of international courts and tribunals including the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. The wider legal framework of victim redress; 3. Victim redress and international criminal justice: an overview; 4. The concepts of reparations and victim support under the Rome Statute; 5. The concept of harm under the Rome Statute; 6. Reparations principles; 7. Proceedings and court orders relevant to reparations; 8. The provision of reparations and victim support through the Trust Fund; 9. Victim redress and the Rome Statute's cooperation and enforcement regimes: possibilities and limitations; 10. Conclusions.