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Call on your government to
1. Make international justice truly global
2. Strengthen the International Criminal Court
3. Improve state support for the Rome Statute
Dear Elected Representative,
War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are on the rise all around.
Mass murder. Bombing civilians. Torture. Pillage. Rape as a weapon of war. Disappearances. Extrajudicial killings.
These unimaginable atrocities are sanctioned at the highest levels. Civilians – particularly children and women – suffer most.
I’m writing to say enough is enough.
Such grave crimes threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.
For the first time in history, we can bring individuals - including presidents, generals and rebel leaders - to justice in national courts, or failing that, through the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
The victims of these heinous crimes need your help to get our government to support the ICC its mission to end impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and to contribute to their prevention.
Here are four ways you can help:
- Making the advancement and increased visibility of justice for grave crimes at the national and international levels one of your main policy priorities;
- Encouraging our government to ratify or accede to Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty. Working towards the full implementation of the Rome Statute into our national law, to ensure full cooperation with the ICC and domestic prosecution grave crimes;
- Call on our government to do more to ensure the effective functioning of the ICC and Rome Statute system of international justice by arresting fugitives, protecting victims and witnesses, and ensuring the Court has sufficient resources.
- Working with global civil society, including through the Parliamentarians for Global Action network, to ensure greater access to justice for victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Join the historic fight for global justice at www.coalitionfortheicc.org.
The COALITION FOR THE ICC IS A CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK IN 150 COUNTRIES FIGHTING FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE FOR WAR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE
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In troubling times for the ICC and our world, here's the real story behind the fight for global justice. See more on our new website! www.coalitionfortheicc.org
Posted by Coalition for the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
United by Common Bonds: Stay with the ICC
The ICC is the greatest advance in history for the protection of global human rights.
Yes, access to justice remains uneven around the world. No, the ICC is not perfect.
But the solution lies in more and better justice, not less.
Global civil society remains committed to ending impunity through the ICC and Rome Statute system.
KEY FACTS: Alliance between global civil society and ‘like-minded’ states, mostly smaller and middle powers; Opposed by some of the world’s major powers; Independent of the UN and its Security Council; Independent prosecutor and independent judges; No immunity for heads of state or high officials; Leaders seeking to avoid accountability are accusing the Court of bias.
CHANGE CAN HAPPEN.
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Made up of 2,500 civil society organizations, small and big, in 150 countries , the Coalition for the International Criminal Court is the largest partnership in the world advancing international justice.