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The Child in ICC Proceedings


ISBN13: 9781780683393
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: Belgium
Format: Paperback
Price: £62.00



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International law and state practice mirrors the recognition of children’s particular need for protection during peacetime, but in situations in which international crimes are being committed the prosecution of international crimes committed against children before international courts and tribunals is also well embedded.

While international prosecutions are thus in line with the overall development of protecting children from the consequences of armed conflict and large scale violence, the involvement of the child in international criminal proceedings also gives rise to new questions which relate to the procedural involvement of the child.

As child participation in the proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) constitutes a matter of fact, one may raise the question whether such participation is a welcome development. This study examines the procedural implications of child participation and thereby intends to contribute legal views and perspectives to the underlying debate on the adequacy of child participation in ICC proceedings. The study concludes with ten recommendations that underline the call.

Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction (p.
1)
Part I. The Child in International Criminal Proceedings

Chapter 2. The Child Witness (p.
29)

Chapter 3. The Child Victim (p.
79)

Chapter 4. The Child Perpetrator and the Child of a(n) (alleged) Perpetrator (p.
137)
Part II. The Child in International Reparation Practice

Chapter 5. The Child Claimant (p.
149)
Part III. Concluding and Comparative Evaluation

Chapter 6. Evaluation and Future Perspectives (p.
201)