We are pleased to announce the recent addition of two new AMICC members: the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, which recently launched its ICC Project, and the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, NYU Center for Health and Human Rights. We are delighted that both organization have joined AMICC and are working closely with AMICC and its other 36 members to achieve a stronger and more productive relationship between the US and the ICC.
Here are brief descriptions of AMICC's two new members:
American Bar Association Center for Human Rights
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Project
converts the ABA’s strong policies on the ICC into concrete action. Its
mission is to strengthen, regularize, and broaden U.S. engagement with
the ICC by creating dynamic forums where meaningful and sustained
dialogue can occur on both practical and policy issues among and between
the ICC and various American audiences. These initiatives will advance
the field of international criminal law as well as enhance understanding
and trust between the U.S. and the ICC.
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, NYU Center for Health and Human Rights
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture provides comprehensive
medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to
survivors of torture and war trauma and their family members. In the
past year alone we provided these multidisciplinary services to more
than 750 people from 75 countries. Since its inception in 1995, PSOT
has developed an international reputation for excellence in our
clinical, educational and research activities. Our mission is to assist
individuals and families subjected to torture and war trauma to
re-build healthy, self-sufficient lives, and to contribute knowledge and
testimony to global efforts to end torture.
Please join us welcoming these two new AMICC members as we
continue to work to expand civil society support for the ICC in the US.