Monday, August 06, 2012

AMICC Relaunches its Website,

We are pleased to announce the launch of AMICC's new website, the latest improvement of many to our work since becoming a program of the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) late last year. The new site, still at, is designed to better serve AMICC's constituents, as well as practitioners, academics and the general public, by providing more current information on the work of the ICC and through better organization. It remains a repository of information on the US relationship with the ICC and we hope it will continue to be a leading resource on this topic. It is the only site we know of dedicated solely to that relationship.

The new website would not have been possible without the valuable time and technical assistance of ISHR staff member Joe Kirchhof who completely designed and coded it from scratch. It is in HTML5, the latest version of this programming language, and based on a lightweight, custom PHP framework. Unlike the previous AMICC website, which was launched in 2002, the new one is better equipped to incorporate multimedia and social media. The design remains simple, and we have been sure to include all of the information that was on the old site. Some of it has been condensed.

An early sketch of the new website.

We have also taken the time to ensure that none of the old links have been "broken." For example, if you go to a bookmark of one of the old pages, it will take you to the corresponding new page; thus if you go to (from the old site), that will automatically lead to If you have trouble finding what you are looking for, we hope that the enhanced top and side menus and search box will be of help.

The new site is also much easier for us to update and change in response to new developments. We consider it to be an ongoing work in progress that will benefit from the input of our partners. We encourage you to take a look at the new site and let us know what you think.

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