The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford and the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) are hosting a one-day workshop on victim participation at the International Criminal Court (ICC), on 4th October 2018.
The expert workshop will focus on specific aspects of victim participation, including theoretical and jurisprudential developments on reparation, presentation of evidence, as well as ethical, psychological and practical considerations concerning victim testimony at the ICC. 

(as of 14 Sept 2018)

Registration (9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)

Welcome address by Prof Carolyn Hoyle, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, and Jens Dieckmann, ICCBA Vice President for Victims and Victims Committee Chair (9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)

FIRST PANEL (9:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m.)
After the Bemba Acquittal: The Future of Reparations for Victims at the ICC

Dr Rudina Jasini, ESRC GCRF Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford


Luc Walleyn 
Lead Legal Representative of Victims‎ in the Lubanga Case, ICC
“Collective Reparations: A Model for the ICC?”

Lorraine Smith van Lin
Post-Conflict Justice Adviser, REDRESS 
"Wake-Up Call: Opportunities and Challenges in Ensuring Reparations for ICC Victims Post Acquittal"

Peter Haynes QC
Lead Counsel for Jean Pierre Bemba, ICC and Lead Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
"The Bemba Case: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned in Victim Participation"

Dr Carla Ferstman
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex
"The Future of Reparations at the ICC: Thoughts about Effectiveness, Impact and Accountability of Institutions"

Coffee Break (11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

SECOND PANEL (11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
Victims and Evidence:  Recent Developments 

Jens Dieckmann, ICCBA Vice President for Victims and Victims Committee Chair


Nicole Samson
Counsel, The Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
"Dual Status Victim-Witnesses: Trial Procedures, Testimony and Defence Challenges"

Paolina Massidda 
Principal Counsel, Office of Public Counsel for the Victims (OPCV), International Criminal Court
"Presentation of Evidence by Legal Representatives of Victims: How to Preserve the Interests of Victims in the Proceedings and Challenges"

Dr Ellie Smith
Principal Associate, Global Security and Disaster Management Limited (GSDM)
"Victim Testimony and Credibility at the ICC: Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Memory"

About the event

This event is part of the Impact Acceleration Award project “Advancing the Impact of Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Developing Avenues for Collaboration”, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Venue: Bonavero Institute for Human Rights- Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium,  Mansfield College, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TF

Attendance: Those who wish to attend should email Dr Rudina Jasini ( by 25 September 2018