Tuesday, April 27, 2010

[In the News] The bumpy road to Kampala continues...

Dear Colleagues: We’d Like to Share Some Lies with You About the ICC

"In the words of the immortal Chris Rock, these people [...] are just ign’ant." Heller

You may have heard about the anti-ICC letter circulating in Congress. It is an "e-Dear Colleague" letter, and the right-wing authors oppose even the participation of the U.S. as an observer in the upcoming Review Conference. UN Dispatch's Mark Leon Goldberg has some background here, but you really ought to read Kevin Jon Heller's response on Opinio Juris, entitled "Dear Colleagues: We'd Like to Share Some Lies with You About the ICC."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Non-Cooperation Ruling Against Sudan

Prosecutors have asked International Criminal Court judges to involve the UN Security Council in Sudan's refusal to execute arrest warrants for a government official and a militia leader, a court document showed on Thursday. In a request filed earlier in the week, the office of the prosecutor asked judges to issue a "finding of non-cooperation" against the government of Sudan, which would allow the court to "refer the matter to the Security Council".

Full article here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

[Take Action] International Justice Day 2010

On July 17th, the world celebrates International Justice Day. Communities across the US will be organizing together around the International Criminal Court and you are invited! If you represent a local groups working on issues of justice and would like to learn how to be involved, please contact us: hdunphy@unausa.org
or check out the *new* July 17th BLOG!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

[Event] New York City ICC Action Team

Amnesty International Northeast Region
International Criminal Court Action Team
April 13: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
New York, NY
Amnesty International USA Headquarters
5 Penn Plaza (very close to the 34th Street-Penn Station stop on the A,C, E trains).

Note: Security in the building is tight. If you plan on attending, please e-mail Kathy Polias at kpolias75@gmail.com with your full name or RSVP on the Facebook page. For more information, contact Kathy Polias at (347) 285-6546 or kpolias75@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

[In the News] Nuremberg Prosecutor Defends ICC

In his Washington Post letter to the editor, Ben Ferencz, former Nuremberg prosecutor, repsonds to recent criticism of the International Criminal Court by conservatives.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

[In the News] ICC Opens Kenya Investigation

This week, the judges of the International Criminal Court authorized the court's Prosecutor to open a formal investigation of Kenya’s post-election violence, raising the prospect that political leaders from the East African nation might face trial at the court. In this 5-minute mini-documentary, leading figures in the field of international justice discuss the possibility of an ICC case in Kenya in light of the controversy over the fact that all of the ICC’s current cases are also in Africa.

[Take Action] Faith communities act to strengthen US-ICC relationship

United Church of Christ, part of AMICC's Faith and Ethics Network for the ICC, asks Obama to finish the policy process on the ICC before the Kampala Review Conference. View the action alert or send your own letter HERE.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Report from 8th ASP sessions in New York

AMICC's report from the recent session of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties is now available for the public here. For additional statements from the U.S. delegation, news coverage of the ASP and more, please visit the AMICC homepage.