Last reminder about this Intro to the International Criminal Court at the Justice Center in SL TODAY at 4PM PST. We'll feature an interactive video simulcast from a couple of panels happening at DePaul University in Chicago, including folks from Amnesty International, reporters and activists from Uganda, and more.
Please share with folks you know who might be interested.
Learn the Basics about the International Criminal Court
During a Live Video Simulcast from DePaul University
on Thursday April 24, 4-6:30PM PST
Global Kids and the International Human Rights Law Institute invite you to a basic orientation to the International Criminal Court, where you will find answers to important questions like:
- What is the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
- What crimes does it investigate?
- How does the ICC relate to national and local courts?
- What situations is the Court looking into and why?
To get answers to these questions and more, come to the Global Kids’ International Justice Center (teleport link) on Thursday April 24 from 4-6:30PM PST to get a basic introduction to the International Criminal Court from a panel of ICC experts.
WHAT: Video simulcast and Q&A from “Introduction to the ICC” event at DePaul University, Chicago, USA
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 4-6:30PM PST
4:00-4:15 Welcome and introductory video
4:15-4:50 PANEL 1: Local Impact and the ICC: How politics, human rights and local communities across Africa have been affected by the ICC's decisions
• Betty Bigombe, Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars and Former Minister of State and Chief Mediator in the 20 year war in northern Uganda conflict
• Peter Eichstaedt, IWPR Africa editor and Author “First Kill Your Family: Uganda's Child Soldiers and the Lord's Resistance Army”
• Moderator: Janet Anderson, International justice commentator and former BBC correspondent
4:50-6:30PM PANEL 2: Background on the ICC
• Sita Balthazar, Amnesty International USA
• John Washburn, Convener of the American NGO Coalition for an ICC
• Attilla Bogdan, International Human Rights Law Institute
Global Kids, in cooperation with the International Human Rights Law Institute, will be streaming live video from this panel at DePaul University in Chicago into Second Life at the International Justice Center as well as on the web at http://www.justicecenter.net. Virtual participants will be able to ask questions to the participants.
About Global Kids
Founded in 1989, Global Kids’ mission is to transform urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences. Through its leadership development and academic enrichment programs, Global Kids educates youth about critical international and domestic issues and promotes their engagement in civil life and the democratic process.
In 2006, Global Kids became the first non-profit to develop a dedicated space for programming in the virtual world of Teen Second Life (TSL). Global Kids brings students from its New York-based programs into the organization’s headquarters to conduct youth leadership programming and stream audio and video of major international events. This innovative program is conducted in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation, UNICEF, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Youth Venture, and the International Criminal Court, among others. More information on this program can be found on the blog http://holymeatballs.org/second_life/ and on Global Kids’ website at www.GlobalKids.org.
About the International Human Rights Law Institute
The International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) is at the forefront of contemporary human rights research, training, and advocacy. Since its founding in 1990, the Institute has engaged in human rights training, post-conflict justice programs, and large-scale human rights documentation projects throughout the world. IHRLI conducts scholarly research on human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. The Institute also prepares DePaul law students, activists, and scholars for careers in human rights through fellowship programs, special courses, internships, and research opportunities in Chicago and abroad.
About the International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court is the world’s first international human rights tribunal, designed to investigate and try those accused of committing some of the worst violations of human rights, including genocide, mass rape and war crimes. The ICC, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands since 1998, is investigating and trying crimes committed in Sudan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.
The IJC is a project of Global Kids and is supported by a generous grant from the Digital Media and Learning Initiative of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The IJC is an independent initiative and does not purport to represent or imply any formal association with the International Criminal Court.
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