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REDRESS: Victims’ Rights at a Crossroads

20 June, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

To mark REDRESS’ 30th Anniversary, REDRESS is hosting an interactive discussion and reception to reflect on the rights of victims of international crimes, including the many obstacles that impede their realisation.

Over the last three decades, REDRESS has played a significant role in ensuring the rights of victims of international crimes, including during the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC, which affirmed groundbreaking rights for victims, including their right to receive reparations, to participate in proceedings and to be legally represented.

The discussion will be moderated by renowned activist and former Dutch development minister Lilianne Ploumen, a REDRESS’ Patron. A panel of multidisciplinary experts with expertise and lived experience on the rights of victims of international crimes in legal proceedings, will reflect, among other questions, on the main achievements when it comes to victims’ rights in the last 30 years and the reasons why those achievements and the current legal framework are insufficient to deliver victims’ rights in practice.

During the event, REDRESS will also launch its new Advisory Panel, chaired by Leiden Professor Helen Duffy, which brings together academic experts and practitioners who contribute to REDRESS’ work.

With this event, REDRESS seeks to honour the plight of victims by learning from the past, discuss new strategic directions, and renew the commitment to those affected by torture and other international crimes.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception .

Registration closes on June 16.