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FIDH and KHRC call upon the ICC to ensure a meaningful participation and legal representation for Kenyan victims

Kenya: Latest Statements, News and Opinion

The FIDH and KHRC [Kenya Human Rights Commission] whilst acknowledging the Court’s interest in solving the issue of individual applications are concerned with the scheme adopted by the Trial Chamber V  which may lead to serious problems of implementation. Patrick Baudoin, FIDH Honorary President, declared “The judges of the Court through their decisions have confirmed that participation of victims has to be meaningful and not purely symbolic. We reiterate our call for a comprehensive review of victims` participation, in consultation with victims, their representatives and civil society, to make sure that the system designed will be inspired, mainly, by the need to ensure an effective and meaningful participation”.

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