United by Common Bonds

The United by Common Bonds campaign video seeks to tell the real story of international justice to counter the profound mischaracterization of the ICC and its mission to bring both justice and peace to the world. That story is of a global movement of civil society organizations and activists, working with small and middle sized ‘like-minded’ states, standing up to the rampant abuse of power and for the rights of victims around the world.

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Justice Rapid Response

Andras Vamos-Goldman, Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response (JRR) explains why ensuring credible accountability for mass atrocities depends on quality investigations; investigations that are professional, impartial and prompt.

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International Bar Association (IBA)

In the Dock: Defence Rights at the ICC covers a number of subjects including the presumption of innocence, fair trial guarantees and the right to counsel.

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Support International Justice for Atrocity Victims

The ICC is the only international court that prosecutes mass violations of human rights, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity - the very worst of the worst. Atrocity victims worldwide rely on the work of the ICC to bring them justice and redress, and to hold their oppressors accountable. The AMICC believes that the ICC’s work is fundamentally aligned with the core American values of liberty and justice for all. AMICC functions as the coordinator and cornerstone of the coalition of American NGOs committed to achieving full US support and participation in the ICC.

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Wanted: Highly qualified candidates to become ICC judges

In December 2017, governments will elect six new judges to the bench of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. In this video interview Coalition Convenor William Pace underlines the need for ICC member states to nominate and elect the most highly qualified candidates to ensure the global Court's long-term fairness, efficiency and independence.

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Rules of war (in a nutshell)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

People have always used violence to settle disputes. And all cultures have always had the idea that there have to be limits on that violence, if we are to prevent wars from descending into barbarity. For instance, there are rules protecting non-participants, prisoners and the wounded. These rules are set out in international humanitarian law. Yes, even wars have limits. And attacking civilians constitutes a war crime. Today, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original Geneva Convention, we call on all parties to all conflicts to preserve what it means to be human, by complying with international humanitarian law.

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Victory by any means

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Visit to find out how we all lose when the rules of war are ignored. The rules of war, or international humanitarian law, set out what can and cannot be done during an armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions are at the core of this law. They help preserve our humanity during times of conflict.

Rights Info

This incredible 2-minute animation by Rights Info will tell you everything you need to know about your human rights and why they matter.

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The ICC in 3 minutes

This video provides a basic introduction to the Court.

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The Most Overlooked Human Rights Crisis of Our Time

Open Society Foundations

The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is universal. But at this moment some 3.3 million people are behind bars, waiting for a trial that may be months or even years away. 

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