ICC Review Conference begins in Kampala

Posted on June 1, 2010. Filed under: Transitional Justice |

This week, the Review Conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC) begins in Kampala, Uganda.

Based in The Hague, the ICC was established through the Rome Statute of 2002, and is responsible for international investigations and the prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Currently, 111 states are party to the Rome Statute.

According to The Hague Justice Portal, the Review Conference is “the first opportunity for the States Parties to the Rome Statute to make amendments to the Statute since its entry into force on 1 July 2002. It will also be an exclusive opportunity for States and other stakeholders to appraise and reflect on the progress of the Rome Statute and the ICC…”

The IJR’s Fanie du Toit and Tim Murithi are attending the conference, together with thousands of civil society and government participants from around the world.

Today, the IJR is also very pleased to announce the release of the following new Policy Brief by Tim Murithi:

Sequencing the Administration of Justice to Enable the Pursuit of Peace: Can the ICC play a role in complementing restorative justice? IJR Policy Brief No 1, June 2010

For selected international media coverage of the Review Conference, follow the links below…

At ICC review conference, Ban declares end to ‘era of impunity’ UN News Centre

Uganda: The Road to the ICC Kampala Conference allAfrica.com

UN Chief denies court unfairly targets African crimes Irish Times

World leaders could face prosecution for ‘state aggression’ Times Online (UK)

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