Meet the global civil society activists fighting for justice
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court includes 2500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strenghten the ICC and its causes.
Our national coalitions and regional networks are comprised of a diverse range of civil society groups. Meet some of our members and learn about their tireless campaigning to advance justice and peace.
“70% of the cases before the court are what we call self-referrals... It’s more Africans making use of the court they helped create."
International Criminal Justice Lawyer at Southern Africa Litigation Centre
''It is incumbent upon civil society actors such as ICJ Kenya to work with citizens to build demand for accountability and justice."
Human rights lawyer and transitional justice expert - International Commission of Jurists
''It's important that court remains steadfast in its fight against impunity. The majority of the African people would like to see justice"
Chief Executive Officer - Human Rights Network, Uganda
''The response from the State through justice for women victims of violence has been inefficient despite key developments ... Impunity risks in sexual violence cases are extremely high."
Executive director - HUMANAS
"The only rule that should really matter for human rights activists is the need to become the voice of the most vulnerable."
Chairperson of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
"I believe that Armenia and Armenians being a nation which surived genocide should play a significant role in the fight against impunity and development of international justice institutes and universal justice. Civil Society Institute is here to stand for it."
Consultant in conflict management and chairman of Civil Society Institute
"We need to overcome the idea that justice will come from afar and start believing in our own capacities to make a change: victims, NGOs, lawyers, prosecutors or judges all have a role to play in tackling fear and brutality."
Director of TRIAL International
"Our advice for the ICC would be only to wish that the ICC kept on working to push Kazakhstan toward acceptance and recognition of ICC’s jurisdiction over it."
Director of Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR)
''The fight for justice is not easy and will never be, we are with the ICC in their fight for justice and we support the work of the Coalition for the ICC around the world."
Jordan Human rights advocate and executive director - ADELEH
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