Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 17th Celebrations: Rundown of Events and Updates

No matter where in the world you are, you can show your support for the efforts of our coalition by signing a petition to President Obama, asking him to enforce the recent arrest warrants issued by the ICC for leaders in Libya, including Col. Gaddafi.

Tomorrow, we invite our members and followers to join the international Coalition for the ICC (CICC) for a live blogging Q&A with Convener William Pace. To follow the live discussion or read transcript of the chat, or submit questions:, or on Twitter @_CICC

Social media is lighting up in preparation: Tweet you thoughts at us @USfortheICC, and add the hashtag #17July to join the conversation about this important holiday. Our colleagues at the ICC invite you to join their Facebook page created for International Criminal Justice Day. Check it out and learn about events around the world happening to mark this occasion.

July 15th, AMICC will be attending a special event entitled The ICC and the Protection of Civilians at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, with a keynote address by Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, followed by a discussion with the scheduled panelists Mr. William R. Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court & Co-Founder of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations and President of the Assembly of States Parties, Ms. Charlotte Bunch, Gender Equality Architecture Reform Campaign and Founding Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Mr. Donald Deya, Chief Executive Officer of the Pan African Lawyers Union and Mrs. Barbara Plett, BBC United Nations Correspondent.

(Photo of the ICC's July 17th flag, courtesy of CICC)

On July 17th, AMICC's Outreach Coordinator Hannah Dunphy will be the featured speaker at the annual state meeting of Amnesty International ME, and will lead a discussion on the US and the ICC as it relates to evolving international justice. Also, Convener John Washburn will be featured in a video interview with our friends at IJCentral, providing a short commentary on July 17th and its importance. Stay tuned for the video!

If you would like to contribute to the work of AMICC, know that your donations are essential to continue our work. Donate to AMICC here.

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