THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS, OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE, UNDER THE ROME STATUTE, OF THE I.C.C., AGAINST CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS.
The International Criminal Court, Is Supposed To Exist, To Protect The Victims of Human Rights Abuse.
It is not easy, to get the protection, that is often needed, in order to protect your human rights. So called human rights organizations and courts exist, but many victims are also not getting the support, that they also need, in order to proceed, with their cases, against corrupt individuals, or governments, who has carried out heinous crimes against them. Taking a more proactive role, in insisting that those rights be protected, under whatever laws, or statues, that also exists, in order to protect your individual rights, should also be one of your main priorities.
It can also be a very frustrating procedure, when you are the victim and the last thing that you want to deal with, is handling the court processes, on your own. One of the main obstacles, for victims of human rights abuse, is getting the right counsel, to help them, with the difficult process, of proceeding with their case, in any of those courts. And even though those provisions are also available, under the law, it is not often use, because the process is slow and often times the prosecution office, also do not help the victim, as it should. Not just the prosecution office, but other departments as well, within those International Courts, are also very selective, in which victims of human rights abuse, they also extend help to. Under the Rome Statute, of the I.C.C., those provisions, are also provided for under its regulations, but most victims are also not aware of this.
For the victims of human rights abuse, in Canada, who are also, currently, trying to have that government, prosecuted, under international laws, it is also important to get the right information, in order to proceed against that country.
Insisting that the prosecution office, of the ICC, also do its job properly, in examining the evidence and also in taking the charges seriously enough, to commence with the prosecution, of the persons acting on behalf of the government, can also be a challenge. You will also have to insist here, that your rights as a victim, to have counsel handle your case before the court, as well as to get the financial assistance, that is also needed, be taken seriously. The corruption of the court itself, can
also prevent this from happening.
Here are some helpful tips, in proceeding with your case, in the International Criminal
1. Find out if your particluar country, or government, has signed and also ratified, the Rome
Statute. (Canada is one of those countries, which has done both). Ratifying its treaty, on the
Rome Statute on July 9, 2000, which should also make it easier, to have your case against any
individuals, acting on that government's behalf, such as its police and others, who has also
committed crimes against you, be prosecuted more easily). Imagine doing that and then taking
part in those same crimes, such as crimes against humanity, directly, as Canada has also done.
2. Insist that those regulations, that are also provided, Under the Rome Statute, for the
protection, of the victims of human rights abuse, be followed upon, in your case. That
include your right to have counsel handle your case, before the ICC court. Such as the
Offfice of Public Counsel for Victims.
3. Insist that as a victim, your right to reparation, for the crimes that has been committed,
against you, be taken seriously and continue to persist, in getting other financial aid,
through the Trust Fund For Victims, for the duration of your case, before that court.
4. Be aware of the ICC's past bias approach, to certain countries, in its rulings. For instance,
it has acted more favourably, to some countries than others, depending on the location.
It has been accused of going after smaller countries and corrupt governments, than the
more 'modernized' western countries, including the US and Canada.
IT MAY NOT WANT TO PROESECUTE THOSE COUNTRIES. Don't let this deter
you from taking your case, before that international court, or any other like it.
5. The current Chief Prosecutor, of the Prosecution Department of the ICC, is Fatua Bensouda,
of the Gambia. (See my other article, on this blog, in regards to her position, with the ICC).
Of Particular Importance, For the Victims of Human Rights Abuse, Are These Provisions
Under The Rome Statute: Article 5, 6,7, 8, 68 (1); 43(6);(and others ) And Regulations 81, 90.