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National Crime Victim Law Institute

The International Victims’ Rights Community is Growing

July 26, 2016

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Meaningful participation of victims in criminal justice proceedings is receiving increased attention not only in the United States but across the world. In recent years the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted provisions affording victims participatory rights and, like the United States, many countries have integrated similar provisions into their domestic law. Last month, NCVLI’s Executive Director Meg Garvin traveled to Kenya to participate in a two day symposium on victims’ rights and victims’ participatory status hosted by REDRESS, an international NGO. The event included a look at international human rights instruments and country comparisons and culminated with working recommendations on the future application of the Kenyan Victim Protection Act.

 

Click here to learn more and view photos from the training.