Thursday, May 27, 2010

Secretary-General declares 'Age of Accountability'

The UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon announced today that a new ‘age of accountability’ has replaced an older ‘age of impunity’ with the successful establishment of the ICC. The Secretary-General is currently preparing to convene the Review Conference of the ICC in Uganda, but found time to issue a statement strongly reaffirming his support for the Court and its central role within the international system of justice. Furthermore, he called on all countries to join the ICC in its ongoing campaign against impunity.

In regards to his role as Convener of the Review Conference [which AMICC is attending and will be reporting on], the Secretary-General pledged that he will do everything in his power “to help advance the fight against impunity and usher in the new age of accountability.” Photo Credit: AFP Don Emmert

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