Through the concerted efforts of member groups and in cooperation with governments and international organizations, we work toward:
The ICC is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so.
As part of this important campaign, we urge all our members in every region to redouble efforts to ensure universal acceptance of the ICC. Local actions are needed to promote awareness of the International Criminal Court, increase media coverage, urge governments to ratify the Rome Statute, adopt effective implementing legislation and ratify the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities.
For the principle of complementarity to become truly effective, following ratification, States must also implement all of the crimes under the Rome Statute into domestic legislation. As the Court initiates investigations, the existence of solid cooperation and implementing legislation takes on new urgency.
Furthermore, State must ratify and implement the Agreement on Privileges and Immunity of the ICC (APIC), designed to provide officials and staff of the ICC with certain privileges and immunities necessary for them to perform their duties in an independent and unconditional manner, to guarantee that their officials are aware of the actual scope and realities of these privileges and immunities and how to apply them in concrete situations.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court includes 2,500 organizations around the world working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
1. • protecting the letter and spirit of the Rome Statute;
2. • raising awareness of the ICC at the national, regional and global level;
3. • monitoring and supporting the work of the Court;
4. • promoting ratification and implementation of the Court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute;
5. • monitoring and supporting the work of the Assembly of States Parties