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Indigenous Peoples and Trials before International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

woensdag 25 mei 2022

International criminal justice often justifies its existence on victim’s right to see perpetrators being held accountable. However, the legal reality and operational models of international criminal courts and tribunals are often distant from the reality of victims, especially if those victims come from particular socio-cultural backgrounds, as it is the case of indigenous peoples. This panel will discuss how international criminal tribunals such as the International Criminal Court can effectively prosecute crimes committed against indigenous peoples. Among other topics, the panellists may discuss:

  • Channels of communication between Indigenous communities and the ICC – are they effective and responsive?;
  • Jurisdictional limitations and the ICC criteria for case selection of prioritization: where do crimes against indigenous peoples fit?;
  • Particularities in the representation of indigenous victims before the international criminal tribunals: language, culture, and the right to free, prior and informed consent;
  • Expectations of Indigenous peoples from international criminal justice;

ModeratorMr. Matthew Cross, Appeals Counsel at International Criminal Court (acting in personal capacity)



Registration for the event is mandatory. The link to the Zoom environment will be sent to registered guests one day prior to the event.

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