The Victims’ Rights Working Group – a network of civil society groups and experts informally facilitated by REDRESS – has issued this paper highlighting the group’s views on the system of victim participation before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The paper will be used as an advocacy tool with both the Court and States Parties and was presented at the informal consultations of the Hague Working Group on victims, affected communities and the Trust Fund for Victims that were held on 17 June 2014 at the ICC.