The University of Oxford hosted an expert workshop in cooperation with the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) on “Advancing the Impact of Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice”, at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College on 4 October 2018.

This event brought together distinguished scholars and practitioners, who offered intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking views and insights on the future of reparations for victims after the Bemba acquittal and the recent developments of presentation of evidence by victims’ legal representatives at the International Criminal Court. The presentations and discussions highlighted the calls to untether reparations for victims of gross violations of human rights from conviction of the accused as well as the need for better assessment of victims’ trauma in eliciting testimony and evidence.

This event was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is part of an Impact Acceleration Award project, which Prof Carolyn Hoyle and Dr Rudina Jasini of the Oxford Centre for Criminology are currently leading.

You can watch a recording of the workshop here