Domestication of International Human Rights Norms : Assessing the ICC’s Impact on Victims’ Rights in Kenya’s Criminal Justice System

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPresented - Jun 2018

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TitleThe 16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 2018
LocationCity University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Period10 - 14 June 2018

Abstract

Whereas there has been much focus on the impact of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on domestic jurisdictions as a catalyst for prosecution of international crimes, there has been less focus on the impact it has had on the advancement of international human rights. The Court has especially had an unintended effect in the promotion of rights of victims. Rightly credited with according importance to victims of crime through its provisions on protection, participation and reparations, the Court has had some indirect impact in countries in which it has intervened including Kenya. The role of a victim in most criminal justice systems was peripheral, for a long time, only appearing as a witness and having to voice concerns through the prosecutor. This was the case in the Kenyan criminal justice system that has its roots in common law. This paper aims to trace the evolution of the rights of victims in the Kenyan criminal justice system and how it has been influenced by the ICC. Through that analysis, the paper aims to assess how this influence contributes to the overall goals of the ICC to put an end to impunity.

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Domestication of International Human Rights Norms : Assessing the ICC’s Impact on Victims’ Rights in Kenya’s Criminal Justice System. / Orina, Nabil.

2018. The 16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 2018, Hong Kong.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)33_Other conference paper