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International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties

Review Conference of the Rome Statute

Kampala, Uganda (31 May - 11 June 2010)


. . . But first, Rwanda - a crime to deny the genocide, even for UN defense lawyers (NYTimes)... and Press Release of Center for Justice & Reconciliation on the Cambodian courts, 7 June 2010 . . .

 


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Fmr. SG Kofi Annan, 1 June 2010


Robert Petit, David Cohen, Theary Seng (Uganda, 1 June 2010)

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Press Release


Review Conference of the Rome Statute opened in Kampala

 

The Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened in Kampala, Uganda. Opening remarks were delivered by the President of the Assembly of States Parties, Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song. Statements were also made by the ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

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ICC prosecutor Luis Ocampo, 2 June 2010


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Press Release

 

Opening of the Review Conference of the Rome Statute in Kampala

 

ICC-ASP-20100526-PR527

 

The Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be opened on Monday, 31 May, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort in Kampala, Uganda. The Conference that will last until 11 June represents the first opportunity to consider amendments to the Rome Statute and to take stock of its implementation and impact since it entered into force in 2002. Around 2000 representatives of States, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations will participate.


Speke Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Uganda.  Tight security everywhere, with fleets of UN planes, official BMWs escorting States Parties delegates to and fro... No sign of Cambodia delegation, even though Cambodia has ratified the Rome Statute to establish ICC.


 

The Conference will be opened by the President of the Assembly of the States Parties, Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the ICC President Judge Sang-Hyun Song. Statements will be also made by the ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.


During the Conference various issues will be considered. As part of proposed  amendments of the Rome Statute, discussions will focus on the definition of the crime of aggression,  amongst others.

 

Moreover, the Conference will include a stocktaking exercise during which the overall success and impact of the Rome Statute will be considered in relation to four topics: complementarity, cooperation, the impact of the Rome Statute system on victims and affected communities and peace and justice.

 

Besides a general debate of high-level representatives of States Parties to the Rome Statute, a series of panel discussions and a number of side events are scheduled. Civil society will hold numerous side-events at the “People’s Space” or Lake Side Garden, of the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

 

Additionally, representatives of the 111 States Parties to the Rome Statute, as well as observers of other States, the United Nations, and civil society groups will have the opportunity to reaffirm their commitments to combat impunity for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole.

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PRESS ADVISORY

 

PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL

 

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, and the President of the International Criminal Court, H.E. Judge Sang-Hyun Song, will hold a press conference on Monday, 31 May, 2010 at 13:00 hours at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Royal conference room.


Kofi Anna, Willian Pace, Ban Ki Moon

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For additional information please contact Ms. Bettina Ambach at +256 787-700-942, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Ms. Estera Luteranova at +256 787-105-818, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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"Innovative Approaches to Outreach" Panel

Sponsored by Open Society Justice Initiative and UC Berkeley Human Rights Center

Moderated by David Tolbert, President of International Center for Transitional Justice

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 6:30 - 9 p.m. followed by reception.  Sheena Room

Theary Seng, David Cohen, David Tolbert, ICC Uganda Review Conference, 1 June 2010
This panel was well-attended (including Fmr. ECCC co-prosecutor Robert Petit, Frm. prosecutor at Special Court for Sierre Leone David Krane...


  • Patrick Vinck, UC Berkeley Human Rights Center
  • Binta Mansaray, Registrar, Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • Theary Seng (Center for Justice & Reconciliation), David Cohen (UC Berkeley War Crimes Center), Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
  • Wanda Hall, Interactive Radio for Justice
  • Claudia Perdomo, ICC Outreach Unit

 

The panel presentation will be followed by an opportunity for discussion among the panelists and Q&A from the audience. Following the panel, there will be an informal discussion and demonstration with participation of Lewis Mudge from Interactive Radio for Justice, Matthew Robinson of Khmer Mekong Films, and representatives from No Peace Without Justice and Parliamentarians for Global Action.

David Tolbert and Tracey Gurd leading the breakfast meeting to prepare for the Outreach Panel with David Cohen, Theary Seng, Eric Stover, Phuong and Patrick Vinck (Uganda, 1 June 2010)
Breakfast meeting led by David Tolbert (president, ICTJ) and OSJI Tracey Gurd with all panelists on Innovative Outreach, 1 June 2010

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www.coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Contact: Oriane Maillet,

Head of Communications, CICC

Tel 1: +31 (0) 646200670 (The Hague)

Tel 2: +256 78948613+ (Kampala: from 29 May)

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEDIA ADVISORY

27 May 2010


CICC PRESS BRIEFING AT ICC REVIEW CONFERENCE

NGOs to Brief the Media on Key Issues At State at Landmark Kampala Event


WHAT: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) — a global network of civil society organizations in 150 countries advocating for a fair, effective and independent ICC — will brief members of the media on pressing issues to be debated at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be held from 31 May to 11 June 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.


Lunch with UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and Jeffery Huffines of CIVICUS

 

WHEN: 1 June 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

 

WHERE: Meera room. B building, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala, Uganda

 

WHO: Panel participants will include:

  • Richard Dicker, Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
  • David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice
  • Raul C Pangalangan, Law Professor and Representative of the Philippines Coalition for the ICC
  • Oby Nwankwo, Executive Director, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Center - Nigeria
  • William R. Pace, Convenor, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (Moderator)

 

Important notice: Journalists wishing to cover the Review Conference and attend the Coalition’s media briefing must submit an official letter of assignment and a completed accreditation form to the ASP Secretariat via email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via fax to +31 70-381-5476. In addition, all journalists must submit a registration form to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

WHY: Next week, ICC states parties, observer states, international organizations, NGOs, and other participants will discuss proposed amendments to the Rome Statute - the ICC’s founding treaty - and take stock of its impact to date, making the Review Conference a critical milestone in the evolution of the new system of international justice created twelve years ago.

 

The CICC sees the Kampala conference as an opportunity for world leaders and the global community to openly recommit to the Rome Statute’s historic initiative to end impunity for the gravest crimes.

 

First, this historic gathering will help identify areas in which the Court’s positive impact can be further strengthened. Debates will focus on the impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities, complementarity, cooperation, and peace and justice, issues truly central to the system’s fair, effective, and independent functioning.

 

Another key issue at stake will be the crime of aggression. Although aggression is listed in the Rome treaty as one of the four grave crimes over which the ICC has jurisdiction, agreement must still be reached on its definition, conditions for the ICC to exercise its jurisdiction, and ways to modify the treaty.

 

Parallel to official panels, the Coalition and its global membership will also help create further dialogue on the Rome system and ensure that the voices of civil society are truly heard through a number of debates and roundtables.



Theary Seng at lunch with Binta Mansaray (UN Registrar, Special Court for Sierra Leone), Wasana Punyasena (Special Court for Sierra Leone UN representative in NYC), David Cohen (director, UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center), 1 June 2010 at Speke Commonwealth Resort (Munyonyo, Uganda)


  • For more information on the Review Conference, including CICC’s press kit and agenda, visit: http://www.coalitionfortheicc.org/?mod=review
  • To view the Coalition’s picture gallery on the Review Conference, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coalitionforicc/sets/72157623985705464/
  • To receive daily updates on the Review Conference, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • To view an NGO agenda and the ‘People’s Space’ programme, visit : http://www.coalitionfortheicc.org/?mod=review#17
  • For more information on the Coalition’s work, see: http://www.coalitionfortheicc.org/documents/ID_brochure_web.pdf

 

Important notice: The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), an independent NGO movement, is dedicated to the establishment of the International Criminal Court as a fair, effective, and independent international organization and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Coalition as a whole, and its secretariat, does not endorse or promote specific investigations or prosecutions or take a position on situations before the ICC. However, individual CICC members may endorse referrals, provide legal and other support on investigations, or develop partnerships with local and other organizations in the course of their efforts.

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All photos above:  Theary Seng

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ABOVE NATIONS, HUMANITY

Universal Jurisdiction and International Criminal Justice

(Voice of Justice Column, by Theary Seng)


 


 

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