Amsterdam: ‘’One of the main pillars of international stability is the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The ICC is the first permanent, international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. For international law this is a giant leap towards the protection and trial of individuals. We all become personally responsible for our own actions.
There are now 94 countries that have ratified the ICC treaty. There are also countries that haven't yet. Over 2000 NGO's, united in the platform CICC, are working hard to convince them. For instance Amnesty and the FIDH have launched a ratification campaign and there is a strong lobby behind the scenes, both by 2000 NGO's and by countries that have already ratified the treaty, like The Netherlands.
It is important to understand why some countries hesitate or refuse to ratify the treaty.
The CICC and JUST ACT invite you to experience and to deal with their dilemmas. We'll put you in the shoes of a virtual world leader and challenge you to decide what you would do. Will you ratify the ICC treaty or not? And why?’’
Where: Room D, Roeterseilandcomplex (UvA), Roetersstraat, Amsterdam
Time: 12:45 pm