These comments to the ICCNGO Bi-annual Consultations concern the International Criminal Court’s Draft Guidelines governing the relations between the Court and Intermediaries. Intermediaries at the ICC are generally motivated as stakeholders in the justice process, and often put themselves them at personal and professional risk in the course of their obligations. With this in mind, our submission strives to facilitate fruitful, mutual understanding and sustainable working relationships.

This paper builds on a previous comments made by the Victims’ Rights Working Group in February 2009, which provided a preliminary review of the role and relationship of intermediaries with the ICC, reflecting the types of work and challenges faced by them in their daily work.