The Fight For Global Justice
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) is made up of 2,500 civil society organizations, small and big, in 150 countries, fighting for global justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The Coalition for the ICC led the civil society effort that successfully campaigned for the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998, which resulted in the establishment of the ICC four years later.
During those early years, they ensured that states negotiated:
- A strong treaty with provisions for a Court independent from the United Nations;
- Independent judges and an independent prosecutor;
- No immunity for presidents, generals or other government officials;
- Strong defense and fair trial rights;
- Victims to be able to participate in courtroom proceedings and receive reparations.
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31 March 2021 – Prosecutor v Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Blé Goudé – ICC Appeals Chamber confirms Trial Chamber I’s acquittal decision