Date: 12 DECEMBER 2018
Time: 13H15 - 14H45
Location: OCEANIA ROOM, WORLD FORUM, THE HAGUE
This event will explore the challenges and opportunities for ensuring the active participation of victims in processes that have been designed for their benefit, but which often heavily limit their engagement. It focuses primarily on the experience in Uganda and Guatemala, and the lessons that the ICC can take from these national experiences as well as what victim participation in transitional justice looks like when it takes a transformative approach.
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Welcome and introduction
Elisa Novic, Avocats Sans Frontières
Paul van den IJssel, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the ICC and OPCW
Victim participation in transitional justice contexts: An overview
Marlies Stappers, Impunity Watch
Promoting Effective Victim Participation before the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda
Patricia Bako, Avocats Sans Frontières, Uganda
Victims Participation in Transitional Justice Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities Based on the Ugandan Experience
Elizabeth Nahamya, Emerging Solutions Africa, former Judge of the ICD, Uganda
The Wide Lens: Victims’ Participation in Guatemala as Transforming Political, Legal, and Social Contexts
Alejandro Rodriguez, Impunity Watch
H.E Mirjam Blaak-Sow, Head of Missions, Embassy of Uganda, Brussels
The Observatory of Judicial Independence is a tool to monitor and analyse the internal and external factors that threaten judicial independence in Guatemala.