Learn the Basics about the International
During a Live Video Simulcast from
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
- What is the International Criminal
- 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
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.
simulcast and Q&A from “Introduction to the ICC” event at DePaul
University, Chicago, USA
April 24, 4-6:30PM PST
Ayugi, Institute for War
Peace Reporting reporter, based in Gulu northern Uganda
Sita Balthazar, Amnesty International USA
Bigombe, Former Minister
of State and Chief Mediator in the northern Uganda conflict
Eichstaedt, IWPR Africa
editor and Author of First Kill Your Family: Uganda's Child Soldiers and the
Lord's Resistance Army
Washburn, Convener of the
American NGO Coalition for an ICC
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.
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
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.
International Human Rights Law Institute
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.
International Criminal Court
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.
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.