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Join us at our ASP Side Event on 12 December 2018 - Victim Participation in Transitional Justice Contexts


 Victim Participation in Transitional Justice Contexts

Date: 12 DECEMBER 2018

Time: 13H15 - 14H45



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.


For more information, please download our flyer, available here.



Welcome and introduction

Elisa Novic, Avocats Sans Frontières


Opening Remarks

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


Open Discussion

Concluding remarks

H.E Mirjam Blaak-SowHead of Missions, Embassy of Uganda, Brussels


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