The role of non-governmental organizations in support of victims of international crimes before international criminal tribunals

Victims of international crimes almost always are at weak and fragile state. Protection of victims in framework of international criminal tribunal is not a strong protection and if this limited protection remains in the rules of statue there will be an unbalance between situation of victims and accused persons in proceeding. Ngos that in last few years expanded in form of quality of tasks and number of them have a considerable potential to balancing this relation and protection of victims in proceeding. The main protection is legal consultation to victims. Legal consultations often achieves in forms of drafting applications and introducing solicitors for victims. Sometimes Ngos do their protection as amicus curiae and inform court from events in the field. Thus, they could help establishing justice. Ngos in this area are almost popular and recognized organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Bar Association etc. they used every means for reaching the objects of international criminal law, particularly justice. Moreover to legal aids, they contact with persons in danger of victimization, try to increase their awareness and also contact with states for persuading them to protect victims.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Public Law Studies Quarterly, Volume:50 Issue:1, 2019
23 - 38  
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